Sunday, February 27, 2011

Keyboard Cleaner

From time to time everyone need to clean his/her keyboard.

So if you, like me, dont wanna turn off your computer or plug out your keyboard i recommend the amazingly simple app: "Keyboard Cleaner".

It simply blocks all keys and shortcuts except CMD+Q which makes it pretty save to give your keyboard a good rub.





For windows you can use ToddlerTrap which does pretty much the same.

If anyone knows a similar linux tool or shell command share it in the comments.

59 comments:

Joe Somebody said...

they can actually go in the shower. just dont use soap and let them dry for three days.

thenitefalls said...

This helps because I need to clean my keyboard. I have a lot of food stuck inside lol

Joefiss said...

thanks for the tip.

sildude said...

such a simple but useful app.

Triper said...

Ok, it's simple so i will check this. Thanks :)

G said...

cool idea for a little app...I hate to think what's in my keyboard...following

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l33 v4n cl33f said...

mine is full of pubes and crabs.

thanks for this

JH said...

Nice little program, I think i'll try it out.

SQUIRRELL! said...

great little program....my keyboard is constantly filled with crumbs and hair

topcat said...

I shall never clean my keyboard.

tearinox said...

Hm I had never even thought about cleaning a keyboard this way but sounds like a good idea.

koal0r said...

Thanks for sharing ! I need to clean my keyboard badly.. :D Got a whole tobacco farm in there. (:

haluk said...

useful program

anonymous said...

this is very usefull... i don't have to lay on the ground to unplug my keyboard haha.

Jorge said...

Thanks for the app. Now it'll be so much easier to clean my keyboard.

PiratesLoveVikings said...

A very cool idea for an app and so useful!

Adventure Person said...

What a genius app, I used to open a Word document and get crazy with cleaning, but even then some weird stuff would happen. Thanks for posting!

hype_insane said...

I just got a new keyboard so im all good but sous useful

MTensor said...

Pro-tip man. Thanks!

Trelin said...

nice idea, will try it out.

Innovations said...

haha well thats neat

Spongeworthy said...

Hah! thats cool! No more unplugging for me.

XXII said...

I almost threw up last time i cleaneed out my keyboard. so much food!

GetSomeSwag said...

awesome tip. I really needed this lol

Rawbhal said...

Pretty useful for just a dusting. However when I clean my keyboard its usually an hour+ long process of unplugging, taking out all the keys, individual cleaning each one, cleaning the board itself, then reassembling.

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Salman A said...

Very useful application! I will check this out. Thanks a lot!

Nina said...

that is really simple but very helpful. nice link

Kingofthemelvins said...

nice dude this sounds like it will work perfectly! My macbook is constantly getting poopy

C.M. said...

Hey, cool...thanks!

Nirei said...

Haha... My keyboard is usually pretty clean. I don't let myself to get food close to it. This is usefull, though. I'm saving it up just in case.

Oh, and I'm following.

Hombre720 said...

I usually clean my screen and everything with alcohol. So it's better to turn it off. But to each his own.

husar said...

Thanks for news, nice post.

Joseph White said...

Cool!, this is really useful, thanks!

Christophe said...

Excellent! I'll have to use ToddlerTrap, but this is super helpful nonetheless. Thanks!

Ugh said...

ahh clever wee trick! cheers

Candlej- said...

this'll be good for someone like myself, who snacks and surfs the web

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DC said...

I've never heard of this; I'll look for a linux solution and post it on my blog

PvtCarlin said...

Thanks for the share. This addon really helps!

ed said...

what if my "q" key isnt working?

NewYami said...

As with many people here, I really gotta clean my keyboard...

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

thanks for the protip. following.

Burger said...

sweet!

Natefrogg said...

Thanks for reminding me to clean my keyboard. It's a mess!

Dr. Goodsex said...

Nice idea! :)

synoptixs said...

great idea for an app

JWtechparts said...

nice tip. i don't really need to worry about it cause i have a wireless keyboard and i can just take out a battery. but when i finally upgrade to something i can game with this will be handy.

The Game Store Guy said...

Huh. Pretty interesting recommendation. I guess I never had much of a problem just unplugging the keyboard; but good to keep in mind. Thanks.

The_illustrative_Mind said...

Hah! There's pretty much something for everything now. Really, I prefer the ol' unplug method. Simple and quick.

Patti D. said...

super useful, what I do is throw my old keyboard to the trash and get a new one, lol!!!

Frosty said...

That's actually pretty useful. I've spilled soda on it before so it got its once in a lifetime run through a dishwasher though :p

MacAttack said...

What a good idea!

-DO- said...

awesome, thanks for the info!

Raymond said...

great post, followed. follow back pls

blewp said...

I used to open notepad but this is far safer for keyboard cleaning.

Atlas said...

I see a lot of potential for pranks while thinking about these apps :D

Gotta love it.

Con Queso said...

I usually clean my keyboard while my computer is off haha.

PekkaK said...

Very nice app :D my keyboard is always dirty.

FIAIN said...

Haha this is awesome. Great advice