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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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iMac slides too easily

My iMac slides too easily on my desk. Any solutions you guys have? I have a wooden desk L shaped desk with my iMac on the part thats not facing a wall and "can" slide off onto tile floor.

It probably wont ever happen, but it makes me nervous.. I wish apple had some kind of rubber on the bottom base like the Keyboard and Trackpad.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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Yes it does slide very easily, my cat would often push the iMac when he tries to sleep behind it.

I think this might help
http://www.hardgraft.com/collections...ipper-heritage
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:13 PM   #3
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My iMac slides too easily on my desk. Any solutions you guys have? I have a wooden desk L shaped desk with my iMac on the part thats not facing a wall and "can" slide off onto tile floor.

It probably wont ever happen, but it makes me nervous.. I wish apple had some kind of rubber on the bottom base like the Keyboard and Trackpad.

get some stuff like this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Brand...-Gray/21943260

cut it to fit the base of the iMac, set the iMac on top, done! It's what we use under our TV's and other things we don't want our cats to be able to move/tip when they get to dinging out.. lol
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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I also have found a variety of similar uses for that type of "textured" drawer liner.
Works very good for that. It's easy to trim up, so it stays neat.
I've often used it on different USB hubs, or other small boxes, so they don't move around unless I pick up and move...
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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How about some stick on silicone feet?

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Old Jan 11, 2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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Yes it does slide very easily, my cat would often push the iMac when he tries to sleep behind it.

I think this might help
http://www.hardgraft.com/collections...ipper-heritage
Ha! My exact fears is that my one cat likes to jump up to be around me...

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get some stuff like this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Brand...-Gray/21943260

cut it to fit the base of the iMac, set the iMac on top, done! It's what we use under our TV's and other things we don't want our cats to be able to move/tip when they get to dinging out.. lol
Thanks, I'll look into this. IMO, Apple should have def. applied some sort of gripping to this rig.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 10:26 PM   #7
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get some stuff like this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Brand...-Gray/21943260

cut it to fit the base of the iMac, set the iMac on top, done! It's what we use under our TV's and other things we don't want our cats to be able to move/tip when they get to dinging out.. lol
+1 on this stuff. It works great on just about anything you don't want sliding around on your desk.
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Yes it does slide very easily, my cat would often push the iMac when he tries to sleep behind it.

I think this might help
http://www.hardgraft.com/collections...ipper-heritage
This looks great. Any chance something like this is available in the US?
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This looks great. Any chance something like this is available in the US?
Pretty sure they can ship to the US.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 02:24 AM   #11
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Thanks, I'll look into this. IMO, Apple should have def. applied some sort of gripping to this rig.[/QUOTE]


Personally, I like the fact that it is easy to position it on my desk... so I like the fact that it is easy to move.

It is a lot easier to put tiny no-slip pads on the bottom... than to remove it if apple made the base "grippy".

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Old Jan 15, 2014, 03:48 AM   #12
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Yes it does slide very easily, my cat would often push the iMac when he tries to sleep behind it.

I think this might help
http://www.hardgraft.com/collections...ipper-heritage
I bought one of those 2 weeks ago. It's great but it won't necessarily stop the iMac from slipping. I bought it to protect the desk when I have to move the iMac to access the rear ports.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 03:15 PM   #13
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I just want to follow up. I got the Duct Brand Shelf-Liner and cut the shape of my iMacs base and it now is VERY hard to move(which I wanted for extra security).

Thank you for the advice.
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