Are you tired of looking at that fingerprint in the middle of your computer screen? Cleaning the screen is very easy, and it only takes a few seconds. Many ignore the simple task of cleaning the screen because they are not sure of the best way to do it.
Allowing a build-up of dirt and grime on your computer screen can spread germs and, in some cases, be harmful to the equipment.
Here are some tips for keeping your computer screen fingerprint and germ free.
You don’t have to spend your money on expensive cleaners that are specially formulated for LCD computer screens. Before your computer left the factory, the screen was likely given a good cleaning using plain old rubbing alcohol. You can use alcohol to keep your screen looking great.
Because the LCD screen is fragile, you should never use any type of cloth that could scratch it. These screens scratch easily so using a paper towel is not advisable, nor any type of rough cloth. Instead, choose a clean microfiber cloth.
When wiping the screen, do not use a lot of pressure. Just place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the cloth and wipe gently. Follow with another gentle swipe from a dry cloth.
To get into the nooks and crannies around the edge of the screen, choose a foam swab rather than a cotton swab.
If you are still using an old glass computer monitor, there is less of a chance that you will scratch the screen, but some precautions should still be taken. Using microfiber cloths rather than paper towels is a good idea.
You can use ordinary glass cleaner on your screen as long as the screen has not been treated with an anti-glare coating. If it has, the glass cleaner could harm the coating. Instead, choose water and vinegar.
You should clean your computer screen at least once a week.
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