Looking for a way to power off laptop monitor manually

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I used to have a utility called m_off that worked great, but I reformatted awhile back and never reinstalled it. Tonight I went looking for a download but the developer's website no longer exists and all the downloads I found at other sites led nowhere. So a two-part question:

    1) Would anyone know if m_off's still available for download anywhere? It was perfect for quickly turning a laptop monitor on and off.

    2) If not, does anyone know of any other FREE tools? The smaller the better, m_off was only 17 KB and required no installation. But the main thing I loved about it was you could configure it to turn off the monitor by pressing one key on the keyboard. I really want something that has that feature.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Appreciate it Wild.

    I tried CloseMonitor and it's basically like m_off except I have to use Ctrl+Alt+M instead of just M. That's no big deal though. :)

    I'm not sure, but I think you have to have another monitor connected to be able to use the FN keys, at least on my Toshiba anyway. There's a monitor key but it's for switching monitors only.
     
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    Thanks for that info stapp, a couple of good ideas. I was thinking about it, and I believe I was wrong about m_off. I think it must have also used Ctrl+Alt+M. If it was just M, every time I typed M the monitor would shut off. :D It's been awhile and I can't really remember though. CloseMonitor is working great, no problemas.
     
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