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 PostPost subject: Andy's Top Tip for quietening night-time typing        Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:15 am 
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Keep waking your family or friends, parents especially, because your keyboard makes noises through your desk and into the floor where they can hear it? Don't dispare!

Put a towel, t-shirt, pair of trousers, a pillow, or anything soft, underneath your keyboard to drown out the sound! Works wonders for me and I don't upset my Dad anymore.

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any way to slience the spacebar and keep it from making giant "Ka-Thunk" noises whenever you press it?


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Yeh, doesn't do much for my Eee, which gets all my night-time typing :/

Still, a good suggestion, certainly for those with metal desks or something similar which really make a racket when being hit with a keyboard :P

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I just put my keyboard on the bed since my computer is next to it :idea: :wink:

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any way to slience the spacebar and keep it from making giant "Ka-Thunk" noises whenever you press it?


Get a quieter keyboard in general (I recommend Dell for nice typing, or a laptop-style keyboard for a desktop PC), or try removing the space bar and adding a little "lube". Sounds dirty but a little Vaseline or light spray of machine oil should stop the clunkiness :P

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adding a little "lube". Sounds dirty but a little Vaseline or light spray of machine oil should stop the clunkiness :P


Another one of Andy's great night-time tips :/

A clunky keyboard is generally a sign that you've either abused it to much or it's getting old. If you were to get a new one, you'd be surprised at how relatively quiet it is, even if it's exactly the same make and model as your current one.

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As they say on Mythbusters, you can never have enough lube :D

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Clunkiness is also a sign your typing too hard, could mean your putting too much strain on your hands/wrists.


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http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouse ... px?pid=040

The Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000.
They are laptop keys, small and they hardly make any sound, also it's USB only.

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For a keyboard with little sounds get one of the roll up ones, works great.


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Maybe its just me, but I need my keyboard to have a resounding machine gun sound that everyone within a square mile can here.

I love you Model M... forever.


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Lol, maybe you should have your speakers play a loud canon sound when you hit a key, that wont annoy anyone ;)


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Just a quick sneak at what my "quiet typing" setup looks like, lol.

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I recommend buying a laptop-style keyboard. It's quiet and also (in my opinion) more comfortable than a normal keyboard.


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RentedMule wrote:
Maybe its just me, but I need my keyboard to have a resounding machine gun sound that everyone within a square mile can here.

I love you Model M... forever.


Heck yeah, I've got a Dell AT101W and I love it, practically indestructible, weighs a ton and sounds like one of those toy machine guns :D


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Actually, I was wondering, does your keyboard really make loud noises? :o

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I recommend buying a laptop-style keyboard. It's quiet and also (in my opinion) more comfortable than a normal keyboard.


I'd have to agree, much more comfortable and quiet. Not that great for gaming though.

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Personally I recommend Apple's Aluminium keyboard - it's like a laptop but the keys are big and quite spaced-out and it has a really nice feel to it, as well as looking awesome and taking up very little desk space as its not like most keyboards where there's loads of ugly plastic surrounding the bit where the keys are, it ends where the keys end :) I don't have any problem with gaming with it either, as long as you don't get the rediced-size variant that they've just brought out that has tiny arrow keys and only the main block of keys found on the regular version.

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Andy wrote:
Just a quick sneak at what my "quiet typing" setup looks like, lol.


That's one sleek Dell keyboard. Seen and used one of those. Only problem with them is that I'm not used to the buttons being so deep-sunk in (used to my laptop's keyboard, where I type most.)

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I love these dell keyboards, I used them at college and I find them the easiest in the world to type on. It's great, and I make very few mistakes compared to other keyboards, including my Netbook, which is incredibly small and close together. It's funny, I can't type on my old laptop keyboard without looking anymore!

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Josh's Top Tip for quietening night-time typing: Go to bed.


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J.Byrne wrote:
Josh's Top Tip for quietening night-time typing: Go to bed.

Epic *hehe*

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Andy wrote:
I love these dell keyboards, I used them at college and I find them the easiest in the world to type on. It's great, and I make very few mistakes compared to other keyboards, including my Netbook, which is incredibly small and close together. It's funny, I can't type on my old laptop keyboard without looking anymore!


Serious those dell keyboards are really nice to type on, I agree. I have one with the media buttons (with glow in dark media buttons (well led light) and volume knob, really like)

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Seriously though, if your up so late that your typing is going to wake up other people, its time to go to bed.


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