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Windows 7: Turn off monitor displays

02 May 2019   #1
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Turn off monitor displays

Hello everyone,

I have Windows 7 64-bit system Laptop With an extra monitor attached.
Is there some shortcut I could copy to my desktop from Windows/system 32
And it will turn off both of the monitors, Or is there are small program that will do it?
I know this is a crazy question but I leave my computer on at night to listen to music when I go to sleep and I'd like to turn off the monitors quickly so the light doesn't bother my eyes.

Thank you for any help you can provide on this situation ,

Frantheman777.


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02 May 2019   #2
oscer1

 

hi for the laptop what model dell do you have? on some there is an "F" key that will dim the laptop screen and for the external their should be a power switch to turn monitor off.
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02 May 2019   #3
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dell Studio XPS 1340
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02 May 2019   #4
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow you're right oscer1, All I had to do was hit the power button, I had this computer now about 10 to 15 years and I never know this,

Thank you so much that was so easy

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02 May 2019   #5
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh darn, it didn't work oscer1, When I hit the power button, it goes to sleep I think and it actually turns the music off which defeats the purpose of having the computer on while I sleep with music LOL, now I don't know what you mean by F button, I pushed the F button and nothing happens. I tried Brinks I hear with the contacts menu and I don't know why it didn't work but I get an error, It installs perfectly but when I right-click on the desktop and hit turn off display It says application not found in the top it says explorer.exe And I don't understand that because I got a whole bunch of context menus from this website about 10 years ago and they all work, So I don't understand.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

frantheman777
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02 May 2019   #6
oscer1

 

what I mean by "F" buttons is top row F1 TO F12 with combination the of the FN and one of the F1 to F12 their could be a key to turn down brightness of laptop screen when I said power button was meant for the external not the laptop.
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02 May 2019   #7
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Add_Turn_Off_Display_to_Context_Menu

In another post I Downloaded this (Add_Turn_Off_Display_to_Context_Menu) And it installed fine but When I right click and then click on Turn off display, I got an error saying application not found, Now I'm not sure if it was for Windows a because I sure Windows 8 on the page but I was hoping that you have one context menu for Windows 7 that will turn off the display.

Thank you for any help that you can assist me with.

frantheman777
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02 May 2019   #8
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Hit the little button under the right bottom corner of the monitor. Might be in a diff place on some monitors. That's what oscer1 meant, the monitor's power button.
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03 May 2019   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello @Frantheman777,

It sounds like you may have missed steps 2A to 2D in the tutorial below for the added context menu to work.

Turn Off Display - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows | Windows 8 Help Forums
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03 May 2019   #10
Frantheman777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have no button there And when I pushed F1 through F12 Nothing happens.
About 10 years ago or more I've got a bunch of contrast menus that were registry editorsAnd they work beautifully in another post Brink posted one that puts turnoff monitor in the right click on desktop but when I try to use it it said application not found so I'm not sure if that was for Windows 8 or Windows 7 I have Windows 7, if you know of where the registry editors things that I could just click on add on the right desktop to turn off the monitor that would be a godsend.

Thank you you very much for any help

frantheman777
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