Turn Off your LCD with just a click

Turn off LCD There may be times when you just want to listen to some music on your laptop and want to turn off the LCD to save battery life. But, sadly, not all laptops have a button to turn of LCD, and when you close the lid, your laptop simply goes to sleep mode. So you end up,

  1. leaving the lid open
  2. put it in an energy-saving mode
  3. lower display stand-by time

But, here’s a solution where you’ll just have to click an icon, and you LCD turns off automatically. ;) Continue reading, and you’ll learn by the time you reach the end of this post.

Here are two simple applications no more than 50KB in size named ‘MonitorOff’ and ‘Turn Off LCD’.

Monitor off

With C++ as the programming language, licensed under GNU GPL, MonitorOff is a simple utility merely of 12KB that can turn off your LCD/monitor on command using the Windows API. It doesn’t run in the background, no configuration is needed, nor does it require an installation.

Download MonitorOff | ZIP | 12KB
Compatibility: All Windows Operating Systems (tested on Windows 7)

Turn Off LCD

Turn Off LCD, by Taimur Asad, is basically a simple console based application that makes use of a dll(User32.dll) file from Windows using System.Runtime.InteropServices namespace and then calls the required function.

Download Turn Off LCD | ZIP | 69KB
Compatibility: All Windows Operating Systems (tested on Windows 7)