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    keyboard keys

    Not being a real touch-typist, I need to see the letters on my computer keyboard. Anybody know of a way to "redraw" them? Like a paint or something? Thanks!
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    Ahh, labels are available. Enjoy your day.
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    Labels yes, but they do tend to come off.

    I'd consider trying a paint.

    ..... or purchase a new keyboard?
    ... but my own thriftyness would be to paint them, if there was nothing else wrong with the keyboard.
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    When I was using hand lotion a lot, my keyboard labels disappeared. Now that I rarely use the lotion, I have had no problems.
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    I would opt for a new keyboard. Last year I purchased one for only $9.99.

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    If you can pry them off, get a similar keyboard from a thrift shop and replace the keys. I save my gaming keyboards that no longer work for parts, since the ones I use are no longer made.
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    How about Sharpie? They come in all colors.

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    I've never had that problem, and I use my keyboards a lot. I would agree with buying a new keyboard.

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    I usually go through about three keyboards for every computer I've had. I have one ordered for my laptop right now. The shop gave me an old stand alone usb keyboard to use in the meantime. I LOVE it! I've forgotten how easy it was to type on a real rather than flush pad.

    that said I've tried all kinds of stuff, ,most recently a paint pen. wears off really fast. I can't put a paper on these as the keys are now missing entirely. Good luck!

    edited to add: I've always wiped the keys with rubbing alcohol to get any skin oil off them before painting or whatever...
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    I ordered a see thru cover for my laptop to avoid getting lint, crumbs, etc in the keys. I have an HP15. the covering has the letters on the keys in fluorescent with Hebrew (I didn't need) in the lower rt corner of each key. Anyway it saves me having a lot of crude in my keyboard. I think I found someone selling them on ebay.

    edited: I just remembered I ordered the stickons that I put on the keys before covering with the see thru cover. both were found on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    When I was using hand lotion a lot, my keyboard labels disappeared. Now that I rarely use the lotion, I have had no problems.
    Yep, I ruined two favorite keyboards like that before I realized what was doing it. I, too, have considered repainting the letters and am looking for the right "pen" to use.

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    maybe try nail polish and a fine paint brush (artist brush).
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    My "L" is gone and my "n" is fading. But I don't really need the letters, I guide myself by the little bumps on the F & J...but I do need the numbers. I could never learn them by touch. My computer is so old that I will probably buy a new one. But if i needed to replace a letter I think that i would use a label and if it comes off I would use another one.

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    My N is gone. I didn't use this keyboard but had a lighted one I loved. The light showed through the keys. No letters to rub off!! I moved and ended up with the regular one. i have found nothing that will put the letter back to stay.

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    These are supposed to be permanent so had to chuckle when I saw the "buy it again" note! I'll let you know!
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    Watson, thanks for the laugh! I turned my keyboard upside down and a ton of crumbs fell out, so I tapped in on the desk top and .... snow storm! Will have to do that more often and with a paper towel under it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Not being a real touch-typist, I need to see the letters on my computer keyboard. Anybody know of a way to "redraw" them? Like a paint or something? Thanks!
    Before I had cataract surgery a couple years ago, my son-in-law found a lighted keyboard on Amazon that has worked like a charm for me. At that time, it only cost about the same as a regular keyboard. I hope you can get one.

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