Work environment refers to the user's environment; the computer setup and workspace and the surrounding physical environment. If your question is about the effect of the physical environment on hardware performance, use the [physical-environment] tag. If your question relates to the system ...

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Lost desktop in Kali 2

I'm using kali 2 on a USB stick. I tried to install my favourite desktop environment cinnamon but something went wrong :-( first I installed the cinnamon environment by apt-get install ...
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Linux: developement environment for testing already installed application

I have cloned repository with git, that I would like to modify and test. However I have already installed this application via apt-get and I wouldn't like to make conflicts. What are good practices to ...
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Do Ink-jet printers emit harmful particles into the air? [closed]

They say laser printers emit toxic particles into the air. Laser printer without harmful emissions? How about ink-jet printers? I am using an ink-jet printer in my room. As it is a cold winter, I ...
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How high should my monitor really be? [duplicate]

Most sites I checked out suggested for the monitor to be at, or slightly below, eye level, however, many of these websites were 10+ years old. Other sites said that it should be much higher than at ...
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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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How much exposure to Wi-Fi radiation is safe for my health? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to determine whether how much exposure to Wi-Fi radiation is safe for my health. I can see GSM phones are considered "probably safe", until confirmed otherwise, but that's ...
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Paranoid Parent: “WiFi safe for baby?” [closed]

I am most likely being an overprotective parent but since the birth of our newborn, my wife and I have been wondering about credible studies dealing with Wi-Fi and health concerns. I love my Wi-Fi, ...
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How to connect two monitors to a macbook pro?

I have a 13" macbook pro, and I need much more space right now, so I decided to buy two smaller monitors. (these from LG). But I don't really know how will I connect them. I've seen some products ...
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How much radiation do computers emit?

How much radiation do computers (PCs, laptops, etc.) emit? What precautions can users take to prevent/reduce the effects of this radiation?
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Laser printer without harmful emissions?

Laser printers, generally speaking, have a higher print quality and lower operating costs than inkjet printers. I've hesitated to replace the inkjet in my office because I'm concerned about harmful ...
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Will Looking at the monitor for a long time affect eye sight

I sit at the computer for more than 20 hours per day. when I work on my computer for longer hours I get tears in my eyes also headache and dizziness. I was just wondering if it will affect my eye ...
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Are varifocal glasses a good option for pc use? [closed]

I am thinking of getting varifocal glasses however I have heard that they may not be suitable for long term pc use. Does anyone have any experience of this?
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What kind of eye wear can I use to protect my eyes from being irritated from staring at a screen all day? [closed]

Many of us stare at computer screens all day. Lately, my eyes have been irritated from prolonged staring at my computer screens. Does anyone use or know of any eye wear technology that helps with ...
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Looking for “pad” for my keyboard + mouse in a multi-monitor setup

I've got 2 large monitors. My keyboard and mouse are in the middle of my desk which is appropriate for work on both monitors but when I want to focus on one of them only (say that I'm writing in MS ...
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How far from the computer screen is it recommended to sit?

I would like to know if there is any recommendations about how far from the computer screen it is good (healthy) to sit when I work in front of the computer long days. In an ergonomic perspective.
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Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro - Possible Aluminum Toxicity Source?

I have this MacBook Pro that I recently bought, I love the fact that it is glass and metal almost more than I like the OS but something recently occurred to me. Is it possible that in my years of ...
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How to create a silent work environment?

I would like to set up a new work room for me. And I want it to be as quiet as possible. What should I do about my PC? I don't need physical access to the PC. I would favour putting it into another ...
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What health and ergonomic factors should an all-day computer user take into account?

Many computer users don't think much about the detrimental (and beneficial?) effects of using a computer for 7+ hours per day. What should be considered when creating and sustaining a good working ...
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What's the correct monitor height for large monitors?

Conventional ergonomics guides suggest aligning the top of the monitor to where the operator looks at straight on. It seems doubtful that that still applies to today's 24" and 30" and larger ...