I've had this issue with all 3 of my MacBooks for the last 9 years, and one little thing that bugs me to this day is no matter how careful I am, I always smudge the edge of the screen when trying to open my macbook. That little cutout on the aluminum doesn't do me any favors, it actually insures that my thumb will smudge the screen. I've googled everything, but nothing comes up particularly on this matter. Can anyone provide me any tips on how to get around this issue? I'm tired of having to clean my screen, and I'm paranoid each time that the coating will come off from over-cleaning it. My last macbook suffered from cleaning it and got a huge chunk of off-coating in the center of the screen.