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Windows 7: WMP12 How do I turn off laptop screen while music is playing? Win7 64b

01 Feb 2013   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
WMP12 How do I turn off laptop screen while music is playing? Win7 64b

Hi,
I have new Dell 2250 laptop and I'm trying to figure out a way to turn off the screen after a few minutes while I have the Windows Media Player going? I have tried this on my desktops over the years and never had any luck so I usually just turned off the monitor manually.

So far the only remedy for my laptop is just to go to >power> and choose what the lid does when you close it and chose do nothing.


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01 Feb 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

on my laptop, i just press Fn + F2 to turn off the display , is there not a function key on your lappy to do the same, have a play with them

another way would be to have screensaver on and set to blank, and whatever timeout period you choose.

in wmp options /player tab there is a checkbox to allow screensaver during playback. this would be annoying if you use wmp to view movies though!
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01 Feb 2013   #3
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

WOW!

Sounds like a plan will check it out later when I get in. This is my first laptop I know nothing of the key functions yet ;-)

Many thanks


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
on my laptop, i just press Fn + F2 to turn off the display , is there not a function key on your lappy to do the same, have a play with them

another way would be to have screensaver on and set to blank, and whatever timeout period you choose.

in wmp options /player tab there is a checkbox to allow screensaver during playback. this would be annoying if you use wmp to view movies though!
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01 Feb 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

your welcome.
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01 Feb 2013   #5
toasty44

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

If that doesn't work for you i've been using this utility for a while and can recommend it:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...-turn-off.html

About 500k RAM, runs in the tray with customisable hotkey (i use ctrl-win-z) and options.

Hope this helps!
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01 Feb 2013   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
on my laptop, i just press Fn + F2 to turn off the display , is there not a function key on your lappy to do the same, have a play with them...
Thanks for the tip. It's right on my notebook's keyboard but it never registered in the vacuum that occupies the spce where my brain should be. I'd rep you but the *&^%$#@! forum won't let me.
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02 Feb 2013   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats ok, thanks for the thought. virtual reps are just as welcome.
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04 Feb 2013   #8
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

FWIW FN and F2 disconnects my wifi ;-0 Is there possiby another set of buttons? I did set the WMP to screensaver mode and that works..
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
on my laptop, i just press Fn + F2 to turn off the display , is there not a function key on your lappy to do the same, have a play with them

another way would be to have screensaver on and set to blank, and whatever timeout period you choose.

in wmp options /player tab there is a checkbox to allow screensaver during playback. this would be annoying if you use wmp to view movies though!
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05 Feb 2013   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

yeah there probably is another F key, look for one with a screen symbol and a x on it or something visually similar.
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