Cleaning Your Computer Mouse And Keyboard While Switched On
Have you ever tried cleaning your keyboard or mouse while your computer is turned on, but been really frustrated because you keep clicking on things and you don't want to delete or edit something by accident?
Usually when you realise that the underside of your mouse has a build up of dirt and hair, or that your keyboard has become rather dirty, it's not at a convenient time to power off your computer, and so you either have to put off the task or risk clicking on something you had rather you didn't by mistake when you are cleaning it.
There is a really simple solution, one that is so obvious that it's taken me more than 10 years to figure out. I guess I just needed that long to do a bit of good old lateral thinking.
What you do is just what you ought to do (in an office at least) when you leave your computer for a while, and that is to Lock It. Locking the computer literally stops anyone from doing anything on the computer using the keyboard or mouse until it's unlocked again.
To lock your computer, press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together, and this will bring up a menu. The first option on the menu should be to Lock Computer. Take the option, and then the keyboard and mouse won't be able to do anything unless you press the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination again to unlock it.
So you are now free to clean your keyboard and mouse, and when you are done, just unlock the computer and voila!
Hope this tip helps, really simple isn't it.
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