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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

A mousepad may be an option :) Alternatively, in one case, I just took a single sheet of 8x12" white paper, and taped it to the desk... It worked perfectly. Every few months or so (depending on ...
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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

If you don't mind your desk being covered, and you want to keep the large useful mouse area (so that a mouse pad is not enough), a large desk mat sounds like an option. These are essentially ultra-...
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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

Speaking as a former computer repair tech of 15 years and current software developer of 10 years (as well as computer user for many years before that), a mousepad is the obvious answer, which other ...
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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

In a pinch, try repurposing a manila folder as a mousepad. The mouse may or may not slide better than the sheet of paper you're trying, but the manila should last longer wear-wise.
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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

There are also self-adhesive plastic sheets (shelf liners) that can be trimmed to size for applying directly to the desk surface. The differences of this over existing mouse pads may be a shorter-life;...
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How can I make my work from home table interesting and comfy

Trying to make this an answer rather than a comment under Weather Vane's answer… I agree with all that Weather Vane already said, but that desk is not conducive to any work environment at all. It's ...
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How can I make my work from home table interesting and comfy

I worked from home for 25 years, after working in an office for 10. There are some differences between working at home or in company premises (and in my case there wasn't an office I could check in to)...
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How do I take apart this LED magnifying glass?

Fixed! I got some alcohol (90 percent) and remembered I had a syringe. I was able to accurately squirt alcohol in the crevice between the switch and button when I depressed it. Works perfect now!
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What do I do with a desk whose varnish has worn away, and doesn't allow my mouse to work smoothly?

Most probably, the desk is made from MFC - Melamine Faced (laminated) Chipboard - printed to resemble oak wood-grain. A Do-It-Yourself/building renovation supplier can supply a thin (~ 2mm thick) ...
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