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Old May 19th, 2012, 16:58
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Monitor touchers

Why do people insist on touching monitors? I had a friend over today and he is looking to buy a motorcycle and wanted help browsing and stuff so I was helping. He kept wanting to point at stuff on the screen, I asked the fist time, please don't touch the monitor. The second time I said do not touch the monitor, the third time I was mad and just shut it off and asked him to leave, he got all upset and couldn't understand.

I just hate when people touch the monitor it makes zero sense to me, you can point without putting your finger on the screen. It is a brand new monitor too which made me even more mad.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 17:03
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Re: Monitor touchers

Boy somebody woke up with a wedgie. Yes it bugs me to have finger prints on the monitor but it cleans off. It does no long term harm.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 17:07
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Boy somebody woke up with a wedgie. Yes it bugs me to have finger prints on the monitor but it cleans off. It does no long term harm.
I don't feel grumpy about it, it is just, I asked him twice not to do it and he did it again. Show some respect to me by not doing it, I don't feel that is too much to ask when in my house using my computer.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 17:10
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Re: Monitor touchers

Get used to it. Technology is all over touch capability these days.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 17:37
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Re: Monitor touchers

I dunno - but I usually use the end of a pen, and hover of the screen (I've got thick fingers, so the pen lets me point to something more specific when I need to.)

Fingerprints on screens kinda bug me - I probably clean the screen on my tablet every couple of days (why can't we come up with a surface that resists fingerprints? We sent men to the Moon and back 40 years ago!

(And how about a postage stamp/envelope glue that doesn't taste like vomit?)

It's a quirk, and it may be a "useless quirk," but it's still one that should be respected. There's no reason you need to stick your full fingerprint on the screen, especially if the screen belongs to someone else.

Not every screen is a "touch screen."
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Old May 19th, 2012, 20:30
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Re: Monitor touchers

I've gotten into the bad of that, but considering all of our monitors at work are touch screen (retail), my phone is touch screen, and the head unit in my new car is also touch screen............
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Old May 19th, 2012, 21:45
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Re: Monitor touchers

touch him back, that will stop him from touching your monitor
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Old May 19th, 2012, 23:45
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Re: Monitor touchers

x2. Put hands on him.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 00:02
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I've gotten into the bad of that, but considering all of our monitors at work are touch screen (retail), my phone is touch screen, and the head unit in my new car is also touch screen............
Yeah, but it's a simple premise. "If it's not yours, don't put your fingers on it."

I've got a kid I'm helping with things, he keeps pawing anything and everything on my desk whenever he comes over. Last time, my wife saw him pick something up, saw the look on my face, and told him "I'm not going to stop him this time."

I grabbed him by the yoke and back of the pants and frog-marched him to the front door and outside. Then explained things to him.

It's not enough that he keeps fingering up everything, but it never ends up quite where I left it (and I've got everything where I want it, I don't have to look for it when I want it. When I'm done with it, I can put it back without looking and get it within a quarter-inch of where I had it before I needed it.)

Again, it's easy enough - "If it's not yours, keep your fingers off of it." Problem solved.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 08:08
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You guys SURE ARE cranky!
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Old May 20th, 2012, 08:43
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While I don't like people touching my screens I wouldn't get all cranky and kick them out.
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Well being in IT, I deal with this on a daily basis. The quick and simple fix for finger prints is a 50/50 mix of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol on a clean microfiber towel.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 12:07
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Re: Monitor touchers

just cover your screen with thumbtacks, they will learn quickly.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 12:16
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I enjoy monitor touched. I pay by the hour.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 13:54
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Re: Monitor touchers

Nex time, just give him the gool ol' nut-tap. He'll stop.
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