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How To Have Windows Turn Off Your Monitor

Windows allows us to power down our monitor after a specific time we designate. This feature is useful if we leave our computer constantly on and leave it unattended and don't want our screen saver to constantly display. In addition, this feature will benefit notebook users running on batteries. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to enable this power management setting to power off your monitor.

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For Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the Power Options icon to open the Power Options Properties Window.
  6. Notebook computers have two adjustment settings entitled Plugged In and Running on Batteries.
  7. Locate the Turn off monitor: selection in the center of the screen.
  8. Then click on the menu arrow to choose a specific time to turn off your monitor.
  9. When satisfied, click on the OK button to close the Power Options Properties window.
  10. Then close the Control Panel to return to your windows session.
  11. Windows will now turn off your monitor according to the time setting specified.

For Windows 98 And Windows Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. For Windows 98, double click on the Power Management icon to open it for you.
  4. For Windows Millennium, double click on the Power Options icon to open it for you.
  5. Notebook computers have two adjustment settings entitled Plugged In and Running on Batteries.
  6. Locate the Turn off monitor: selection in the center of the screen.
  7. Then click on the menu arrow to choose a specific time to turn off your monitor.
  8. When satisfied, click on the OK button to close the Power Management Properties window.
  9. Then close the Control Panel to return to your windows session.
  10. Windows will now turn off your monitor according to the time setting specified.
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