notfred wrote:Under Linux "xev" will show all the X events including key presses.
The Egg wrote:I also have a completely off-topic personal suggestion: Do whatever you can to break yourself from the habit of opening sentences with "So....". I'm not just talking about written text, but also when speaking. Think about it when you speak, and stop yourself.
ludi wrote:The 90% is preferred if you can find it (and like JBI, I have no issue finding it at any drugstore, and even most department stores), mainly because it has a very low water content and is hence very volatile -- it won't tend to get inside switches or membranes and linger if a small amount runs into the keyboard. Also, being water soluble, it leaves no oily residues afterwards.
Flatland_Spider wrote:Engine degreaser and a brush works well for getting the detritus off of keyboards.
Captain Ned wrote:The plastic parts of a Model M will ride in the upper rack of a dishwasher without troubles. For the keycaps, either soak them in a bowl of soapy water or steal your wife's lingerie laundry bag and put them in the dishwasher as well.
Captain Ned wrote:For the keycaps, either soak them in a bowl of soapy water or steal your wife's lingerie laundry bag and put them in the dishwasher as well.
Canageek wrote:Sadly, I don't have a dishwasher. However, from what I saw, it didn't look that bad, so some scrubbing with isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips or a paper towel should be enough. Now to get around to bringing those keyboards home and seeing if they work.
Flying Fox wrote:I wasn't that brave with my Model M caps. I just soaked them in soap water.
just brew it! wrote:I'd be a little bit leery of doing this. Engine degreasers generally contain acetone, xylene, or other industrial solvents. Depending on the particular solvents and the type of plastics used in the construction of the keyboard, you may find that you're removing more than you intended!