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Old 07-27-2007, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop Screen turn off in Vista

Is there any command in vista that will turn off the screen to my laptop? I know I could just make a shortcut to a black screensaver, but even black is pretty bright. I know that there are a couple of programs I could download but I would rather just use something built in if it exists.

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Default Re: Laptop Screen turn off in Vista

my dell has a function key on the keyboard that lets you turn off the screen - yours might have one as well.
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Default Re: Laptop Screen turn off in Vista

I've got buttons that adjust the brightness but nothing that turns it off.
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Default Re: Laptop Screen turn off in Vista

Start > Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Power Options > Click "Change Plan settings" under whatever plan is currently selected > Set "Turn off Display" to whatever you want.

After a period of inactivity, then screen will turn off.
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Start > Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Power Options > Click "Change Plan settings" under whatever plan is currently selected > Set "Turn off Display" to whatever you want.

After a period of inactivity, then screen will turn off.
Thanks but I want the screen to turn off "on command".
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Thanks but I want the screen to turn off "on command".
Oh...my bad. So you want like what? An icon or a keyboard shortcut or something that you can click to turn off the screen?
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Oh...my bad. So you want like what? An icon or a keyboard shortcut or something that you can click to turn off the screen?
exactly. basically something I can just click on or type into run to get the screen to turn off.
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Power saver mode; and no as far as I know. Is it possible to key a script to accomplish that?
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