8 Freeware To Turn Off Laptop Monitor Screen Display

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Here are some small applications for turning off the LCD monitor for your Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 laptops. As the title goes, it is designed to turn off your notebook / laptop’s LCD monitor to save battery life and electricity.

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Ideal for those that frequently use their laptop on and off for various tasks, understandably closing the laptop lid has the same result but doing it too frequently might wear off the mechanism behind the lid.

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1. Turn Off LCD

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Turn Off LCD is a tiny application which turns off your notebook LCD just with one click. To turn off your display, double click on the file. This might not work if you have a sensitive mouse that wakes up the ‘screen’ every few minutes.

2. Display Power Off Utility

display off Turn Off Laptop Monitor Screen Display

Display power off utility. Allows to power off desktop/notebook display and optionally lock workstation. Useful for keeping the display’s USB hub active while the display is in power save mode.

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3. MonitorTweak

A Windows utility that lets you turn off the monitor power instantly

4. Monitor Energy Saver

monitor es Turn Off Laptop Monitor Screen Display

MonitorES is a small Windows system tray utility that helps you to turn off your monitor when you lock down your machine (Win + L). Also when you lock your machine, it will pause all of your running media programs & set your IM status message to “Away” / custom message (via options) and restore it back to normal when you come back.

5. Sleeper

If you are a power-save mode fan, you will appreciate a small utility that will let you send your monitor to sleep easily. Sleeper lets you define whatever hot-key you prefer to run it and activate the power-save mode of your monitor.

6. Turn Off Monitor

This utility is used to turn off the monitor for PC, notebook, or netbook which has a monitor. Just run the program, then your monitor will be turned off. Actually this program is used for a notebook or netbook which is used to conserve the battery.

7. Monitor Off

Turn your display off whenever you want, without waiting for the screen saver or power options timeout period. Especially useful for laptops and other devices that do not have a display power switch. Honours your security settings: When your display is turned back on, your computer will be locked if you have selected any screen saver and enabled the option On resume password protect in Display Properties.

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8. Turn Off Monitor

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Turn off the monitor when you tap a hotkey. Choose any hotkey combination to activate and hide the program for unobtrusive operation.

9. Monitor Off

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[ Discontinued ] Turn Off the monitor – for occasions you wish to save laptop battery while still running a task, listening to music etc… Bypass query with parameter -y or /y to auto monitor off.


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    Turning Off a Laptop Screen?

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    Nikhil Chakravarthi [ Reply ]

    how to Turn the LCD screen off when using HDMI?

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      Geckoandfly [ Reply ]

      by right it should be automatic, if it doesn’t, simply close the lid of your laptop

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    How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

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    is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the LCD screen?

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      Geckoandfly [ Reply ]

      physically no, use the software mentioned in the article. thanks

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    Aoyama [ Reply ]

    How to wake up or turn on the PC monitor automatic using email as the trigger?

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    Frustration! Shopping for a new laptop but its a different world. Used to rely on PC World but they are all about marketing now. I used PC World to convince Sutter Health to let our Dept. buy Dell. Wouldn’t work today.
    When I read of ‘planned obsolescence’ and ‘failure rates’ I want to puke! Think I’ll just rebuild what I have. . . but, in my 80’s now, I just don’t feel like it! ?

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    Nothing works to turn off laptop and leave hdmi on. Damn

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      John Smith [ Reply ]

      You can blank screens using this software and there is a setting to stop power to a display, however this (power) feature is beta and may cause issues with monitor responsiveness. There are many other useful settings that may accomplish what is needed.

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