How do I adjust my keyboard tray?

Are you struggling with the height of your keyboard tray or finding the optimal adjustment? We have all the answers to your questions. Follow this guide to know how to achieve the perfect keyboard tray positioning for your ergonomic home office setup.

Optimal Keyboard Tray Height

When considering the height of your keyboard tray, especially if you are using a fixed-height desk, it's important to have a tray that offers vertical adjustment.

The adjustment range should ideally be between 22 and 28 inches from the floor, providing apt flexibility and adaptability for your unique work setup with adjustable standing desks and comfort needs. This accommodation prevents limb discomfort and promotes an ergonomic workspace.

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Adjusting Keyboard Tray

Using a Desky Keyboard Tray, you can adjust it by following these steps:

  • Loosen the knob under the tray to unlock the tilt mechanism.
  • Tilt the tray to your desired angle and tighten the knob to lock it in place.
  • Slide the tray in and out along the rail to adjust the distance from the desk edge.
  • Use the lever on the side of the rail to release the tray and store it under the desk when not in use.

Choosing the Right Keyboard Tray

Choosing a keyboard tray depends on several factors, including the type of keyboard you use, mouse choice, desk shape, and spatial constraints of your workstation.

A standard rectangular-shaped platform usually caters to most keyboards. However, dimensions should be compared to the individual's equipment to ensure compatibility and the best ergonomic results.

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Why Choose a Keyboard Tray?

Investing in a keyboard tray, especially an adjustable one, pays dividends in long-term comfort and physical health. Adjustable keyboard trays cater to any user's height, preventing unnecessary hand and wrist discomfort and enabling optimal arm positioning.

Furthermore, they become crucial when you're operating from a desk that's of fixed height, preventing undesirable strain on your wrists and arms.


In conclusion, the appropriate adjustment of your keyboard tray can significantly enhance your comfort and productivity in your home office. A well-positioned tray, selected and adjusted with consideration of your equipment and physical needs, can promote good ergonomics and overall health. Remember, the goal here is to build a comfortable and adaptive workspace, so take your time to make it right.

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