How do you keep your finger dry for the glass touchpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Philflow, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes the contact between my finger and the glass touchpad isn't smooth, kind of sticky. If I then rub my finger on the couch it's better again.

    My middle finger works much better.

    Is there any trick to keep the index finger smooth or dry?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Wash your hands every so often?
     
  3. J. Dangerously macrumors newbie

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    It seems the jokes just sort of write themselves at this point.

    But seriously, yes, I agree with the above: wash your hands often, it's a good habit anyways.
     
  4. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the tips. I'll try and see if it makes any difference.
     
  5. KyPosey macrumors regular

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  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And stop wiping your wet finger on the couch. ;)

    Skin will produce oils naturally. I would also recommend just washing your hands now and then.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    F'reals. This forum seems too serious/"uptight" for me to have 1st posted some of what popped in initially :p
     
  8. corostate macrumors newbie

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  9. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    I normally don't have that problem with my old dry hands. However, when I use hand cream it is a bit of a pain. Might be a good idea to keep a cloth nearby. Could help keep your couch clean :)
     
  10. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    oh no! I'll wash my hands 30 times before I put chalk or OIL on the trackpad... It;ll get on the keys, then screen... yuck. no thanks...
     
  11. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Just use your shirt or something.. :confused:
     
  12. Jake381 macrumors member

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    Make sure you wash your hair regularly as sometimes people can inadvertently touch their hair with their hands (incase some are not aware, your hair can be quite oily).
     
  13. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    I just change finger, don't have a problem doing so. I actually do it naturally on any trackpad. But after a month, I got used, even with humid fingers, I just press lightly on the pad.
     
  14. MattyK macrumors 6502a

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  15. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, when I use any device, it always gets oily very quickly. Every one is different and it so happens that my hands sweat a lot. There's nothing you can do about it: I've washed my hands in different temperature water and wiped them down, but nothing helps. I just have to wipe down my laptop with the provided cloth every so often.
     
  16. Obama macrumors member

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    Well my touchpad is covered by Bestskinsever so I never have the issue you have.
     
  17. goldfronts macrumors member

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    i wash my hands pretty often so i never have any problems with greasy fingers and the trackpad :p
     

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