Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Gene
 

People should seriously consider the implications of permanently turning off the screen.  How are you going to get sighted help if you need it but aren't sure how to make the screen active again.  I consider it to be far better to turn the screen off every time you reboot.  You can make something too automated and cause yourself a lot of unnecessary trouble.
 
Gene

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From: Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Could you play with it and give instructions?  I realize I would have to set my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the  experts.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work out the command syntax.  Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
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Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart.  Will one of carlos's options hold if you restart the computer?

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
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From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh.  I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it.  You can try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select "Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


> Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
> certainly easier.  Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
> may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
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> That DEVCON resource looks really cool.
>
> I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
> suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
> involved suggestions.
>
> JR
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
> Behalf Of Carlos
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
> It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
> the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
> the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
> utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
> hardware IDs to disable devices.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
>
> I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
> his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
> monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
> back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
> rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.
>
> Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
> manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
> backlight of your computer.
>
> JR
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
> Behalf Of Carlos
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
> Or this utility.
> http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
> Monitor-Factormystic.shtml
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
>
> Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
> utility.
> I am really concerned about this issue
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>
> On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:
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> There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
> of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
> Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
> To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
> laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
>
> Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
> would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
> using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
> screen
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>
> Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
> wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
> Freeze installed.
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> On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:
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>
> What laptop/brand you have?
> The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
> would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
> will occur, as your machine might blow up.
> On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
> yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
> Behalf Of Sachin
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
> display in Windows like Android or I Devices
>
> Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
> this because of some privacy issues.
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> thanks in advance
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