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Windows 7: Laptop => Right Click => Turn Off Monitor (only)

25 Sep 2013   #1
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Laptop => Right Click => Turn Off Monitor (only)

Hi,

Is there a way to add this to the right click menu without locking the laptop?

Thank You


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25 Sep 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Rockit,

If you like for now, you could set to have your displays turned off when idle for one minute. This way they will turn off for you automatically shortly after leaving the PC idle.
Display - Turn Off in Windows
If you like, I could easily adjust the tutorial below to only turn off the display and not also lock the computer for you. However, if you move the mouse any at all after clicking on the desktop context menu, it will just turn the display back on again. Please let me know if you would still like this, and I'll be happy to get it up for you tonight.
Lock Computer and Turn Off Monitor - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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25 Sep 2013   #3
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

When possible, no hurry, I'd like to be able to switch off the monitor and see if it can work for what I'm hoping to achieve. I can lockdown or activate my screensaver but would like to try a option that doesn't effect those settings or the power plan. I don't use hibernate due to past unwelcome results.
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25 Sep 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ok. I'll have a new tutorial posted later tonight for this, and post back with a link to it when it's finished.
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25 Sep 2013   #5
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just a thought but would the hotkey work? Or does it have to be part of the right click menu. Most laptops have a Fn key that can be remapped to a hot key combo if the fn+f1 or which ever it is on your lappy isn't comfy for you.
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25 Sep 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ok Rockit. Here it is. Please let me know how it works for you.

Turn Off Display - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows
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26 Sep 2013   #7
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Thank You

This works better than I was expecting! Thanks Again !!

I tried a few different things myself and my on-screen keyboard would still be there. Not anymore. I would think the laptop would have a display on / off switch but I could not find one. I don't trust hibernate or sleep mode so this is great!

Thanks Again Brink !
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26 Sep 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're most welcome.
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