|31 Aug 2012||#3|
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No, I mean, that particular configuration only work when there's no background processes preventing the screen from being turned off. That config will be utterly useless if, for example, I've left something playing a video in just one of the dozens of windows I've left open and also dozens of apps I have running, and normally I wouldn't be aware of them. Or, there might even be apps that were asking for my attention and somehow they weren't flashing on the taskbar.
I can manually force the monitor to turn off using command line, but that's way too dependent. With a slight movement of a mouse or if somehow an app found itself an excuse to show notifications or something, the monitor would turn itself on again. It wouldn't be good if that happened when I wasn't around to turn it off again.
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|31 Aug 2012||#5|
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Well, those methods do work just fine in a conventional sense. However, what I'd like is a way that does not require any manual input, so that the monitor turns off all by itself every single time I haven't been staring at it, as well as in case I happen to forget to turn it off and also in case I am too lazy, since I am an average person, after all.
Besides, that particular PC is a home desktop server, and I need it running 24/7, since it has many connected devices, and booting/resuming is really a pain. Also, I mentioned that there are loads of running apps and opened windows--with tonnes of even more tabs in various browsers, therefore checking them all one by one every time I feel like it is not very practical and is time-consuming. I do appreciate all the suggestions, though.
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