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    Question Anti-pick keyboards

    Just wondering if anyone had any experience or thoughts on keyboards where the keys can't easily be popped off and re-arranged.

    I seam to be sending too much of my time trying to return the keys to their rightful place and after the best part of a year of complaining to the teachers I'm now investigating an alternative solution.

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    Is this on laptops or desktops? I've always had the issue with laptops (possible due to long log on times) but never desktop keyboards.

    Most new laptops have keys that are very hard to prise off, not that some students won't try...

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    The keyboards in question are all desktops.

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    Mechanical keyboards, the tension in the springs in a good one will remove eyeballs. If maiming your pupils is not acceptable, have a look at 'waterproof' keyboards, they are obviously sealed units (happy side effect is that you can dishwash your IT rooms keyboards once a term!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Thats one way of teaching them to touch type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Mechanical keyboards, the tension in the springs in a good one will remove eyeballs.
    If only I could get away with it! - I suspect that after the third eyeball removing incident people might start to ask questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    If maiming your pupils is not acceptable, have a look at 'waterproof' keyboards, they are obviously sealed units (happy side effect is that you can dishwash your IT rooms keyboards once a term!).
    This sounds good. Thanks.

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