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  1. garnetsilver

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    I have a computer desk with a pull out shelf for my keyboard. When we moved, the keyboard got jammed so that it wouldn't slide back and forth anymore, so I put some silicone spray on it. It moves fine now. Too fine! It keeps moving every time I type, and is beyond annoying.

    Does anyone have any suggestions that won't damage the pull out shelf? What I am looking for is a way to slow down how easily it glides back and forth.
     
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    Is your keyboard shelf on rollers or is it purely a sliding mechanism ?
     
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    PNF Handyman/Engineer on duty! :D
     
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    If the shelf has rollers, you might try putting a bit of flour or chalk or something a little gritty on the track where the shelf rollers roll.
     
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    A thin strip of duct tape the length of the track might also work. Bottom track is easier. This will make the clearance between the wheel and track guides tighter.
     
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    Do you sit with your legs directly under the shelf ? If you do and there is not too much gap; place a pillow on top of your legs after you get the shelf where you want it.
     
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    Wow, great ideas! Thanks! The shelf is on a sliding mechanism. I will try the pillow idea first.
     
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    Well, I am using a small travel pillow and it still it not very stable. So on to the next suggestion it will be!
     
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    Reading through Critter’s several suggestions posted here is like bing watching MacGyver on fast-forward.
     
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    Any ideas for a track sliding mechanism?
     

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