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There are a number of products that plug into the USB port to cast light on the keyboard. But that is not a life hack solution, it is product recomendation. The life hack solution is to tip the screen forward so the light from the screen lights the keyboard.


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A layer of high-density, low-rebound foam (material like Sorbothane is very good) on each side of the laptop, backed with a glued-on layer of something rigid and strong, like fiberglass reinforced sheet, should do the job. Make the padding a little bigger than the laptop, the rigid sheet a little bigger than that (ideally, the same size as the inside of the ...


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Try a canister of compressed air. Shoot quick blasts of air directly at the "crud" between the keys. Don't spray continuously for more than 1-2 seconds, or the air will get too cold and may damage your laptop. I also recommend doing this outside, so the crud that flies out of your keyboard doesn't make a mess on the floor.


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In Windows 10 Settings, for controlling the brightness of your device. Go to "Settings" and then select "System". Now under "Display", you will find a "Change Brightness" slider at the top. Move that slider to adjust the brightness of your device. If your device comes with sensors capable of light intensity detection, then you might also see "Change ...


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There is an application called F.lux, which reduces blue light and irritation to eyes during the evening. It is available on most platforms, including phones and tablets. EDIT: This program can be set up to individual preferences. For instance, you can change the warmth of the light depending on your own preferences. As well, it has the ability to ...


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Go to another room / area where you can turn on the light: kitchen, bathroom(?), balcony, porch... This has a double advantage: it helps you use your laptop; the light from the laptop's screen will not bother your room-mates. A higher tech alternative is to use a forehead lamp. Some of them even have the ability to adjust the light intensity. However, ...


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It sounds like you have a touch screen laptop that you try to avoid touching but sometimes have to? Have you considered, for the times where you need to do a single tap/drag rather than a multi finger one, bending your fingers and touching the screen with the middle finger's "elbow" (the part most people knock on a door with) Your finger tips do the most ...


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Keeping your needs into consideration, you can wrap your laptop with 2 layers of bubble wrap before placing inside your laptop slot so that it does not take much space nor make it heavier and provides a layer of protection from scratches. Hope this helps!


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Capacitance changes with humidity. Trackpads and touch sensitive screens need enough humidity to work optimally. If you moisten your finger very slightly by breathing on it or the track pad itself, does the response improve? Yes? Try increasing the humidity of your environment with some plants close by.


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A useful hack that I have seen passed around is to use Post-It notes and scoop up dirt with their glue-covered edge when moving that below a row of keys. Later I modified that technique and now use strong tape (duct tape style, the stronger the better). I take a small spatula (ideally one with a bent head) and wrap it with the tape outside-in, then move ...


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First, unplug the laptop and remove the battery (or, it it's not removable, open the case and disconnect one wire from the battery). Also remove the clock battery. This prevents damage due to short-circuit and electrolytic corrosion. Now, take the time to wash the spill from the laptop with distilled water. Remove the HDD and loudspeaker, if possible, but ...


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I'm not sure if you're already able to, but an alternative solution is to learn touch typing. This has the advantage of being faster as well. (This answer has been typed without directly looking at the keyboard, but admittedly not in complete darkness.)


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There are a multitude of devices intended for illuminating a book or kindle, that are a battery and switch with a built in clamp, a flexible neck and a white LED. One of these should fit your laptop lid That's if you don't fancy buying, or making, an "led on one end of a flexible metal arm, and a USB plug on the other" In terms of stuff you already ...


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Not exactly a hack. Search online for "luminous keyboard stickers". Make sure however they use Light Charged Paints as described in this article that warns against old-fashioned radioactive paint. https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/luminous.php#:~:text=Radium%20based%20luminous%20paint%20was%20banned%20in%20the,health%20grounds%2C%20is%20plain%...


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Some pictures, and the exact brand and model of the laptop would have helped greatly. Missing that information, I can only brainstorm. It is possible that the dirt you removed was actually a layer of carbon, making the keyboard being a keyboard. That is the same technology used in cheap (and not so cheap) TV remote controls. During the entire chain of ...


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There are plenty of metal polishing/buffing compounds around, as well as buffing wheels for bench top grinders, angle grinders, and roto-tools which all can be Googled. If you have an colored anodized finish, a bit of paint or nail polish might work. Use a fine brush to paint some on, then wipe off anything that overflows the scratch, which can be difficult ...


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Disconnect keyboard from PC/Mac (if not a laptop): you don’t want to be pressing random keys. If a laptop, turn off. Tip it upside down and give it a few shakes and a few good whacks. Tip it back over and if needed, use a shaving brush or soft makeup brush (lots of soft bristles) and get as far under the keys as you can. Can of compressed air if needed. Wipe ...


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In fear of stating the obvious, the safest way is to use a vacuum cleaner to remove as much of the dust as possible. Then use an air duster to loosen any stubborn dust and vacuum AGAIN to remove the freshly-loosened material. This will get you the best result for the least effort. Anything beyond that will involve popping the keys out of the keyboard and ...


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Use a toothbrush to remove dirt in between the narrow spaces.


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One more eeasy method that you can use a soft brush to clean your laptop keyboard ,it's also not harmful for your laptop,and don't waste your time or energy.


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In the past I've pried up all the keys one at a time and really cleaned up the crud which accumulated beneath them. All are easily removed and replaced. The long keys which have guide wires beneath them require special care in replacing, but they all seemed to go back and function again. Surprising all that junk has been sitting under the keys. LOL


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First, to clean a laptop keyboard, you must disassemble it to reach the membrane of the keys, now if you just want to clean the surface of the keyboard, you must pass a towel or paper slightly soft and moist to remove a little dust or even spots on the letters. This action must be carefully applied since a drop of liquid that penetrates the inside of the ...


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You can do this either by a rooted Android phone or Windows PC. Download WifiKill on Android / Netcut on PC. Connect to the WiFi on which the game is being hosted. Now open the app and it will show you list of all devices on that network. Select the devices of your friends from the list. Now click "Grab" and then click "Kill" (on WifiKill) or click on "...


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I take it that you already reduced the brightness of the screen as much as possible as well as chose a pleasant dark desktop theme. Your remaining options are: Turn the ambient light on in the room (will make your pupils contracting and therefore will make your eyes less sensitive to the laptop light). Put some grey filter in front of your screen. ...


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If you've set the brightness to lowest and the screen is still too bright for you, there are many dimmer programs you can download for free. (PangoBright, for example, allows you to dim the screen up to 20% and also change the hue. If 20% is still too bright, you can use it together with another dimmer.) Do some searching on screen dimmers and see what works ...


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I had this exact issue a few days ago. While your mileage may vary depending on how much plastic you have left (since you said some of it came off), in my opinion, heat-setting is the best method. No adhesives are used and it tends to last longer and be stronger. However, there are compromises if you are limited on the depth or amount of plastic you have. ...


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First, I'd try to use a larger screw or to partially fill the stripped-out hole with something the screw could grip, such as a short length of solder or a toothpick. This allows later disassembly without destroying the case. Don't make the fit too tight or the plastic will crack around the hole. If you do decide to cement the case together, use something ...


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Go to Walmart and go to the camping section. Buy a camping sleep pad made of closed cell foam. They are usually blue. They run about $8. I think the brand is Ozark Trail. The foam is tough, yet absorbs shock well. Much better than something like bubble wrap. The foam is easily cut. So, you can use a couple of layers on the bottom and thinner layers to ...


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