If you click on the
On Windows 11/10/8/7, it is possible to turn off the monitor display by creating a desktop shortcut. In this post, we’ll guide you on creating a desktop shortcut to turn off the monitor in Windows 11/10/8/7 without using third-party software.
How to Create a Shortcut to Turn Off the Monitor?
To create a shortcut to turn off monitor display on Windows 11/10/8/7, implement the following actions:-
Step 1. First, right-click on the empty area of the desktop and select the
Step 2. Create Shortcut wizard opens. Copy and paste the following command into the location area, and then click the
powershell.exe -Command "(Add-Type '[DllImport(\"user32.dll\")]public static extern int SendMessage(int hWnd,int hMsg,int wParam,int lParam);' -Name a -Pas)::SendMessage(-1,0x0112,0xF170,2)"
Step 3. Type a meaningful name (like Turn off monitor) in the box labeled “Type a name for this shortcut,” and click the
Step 4. Now, you can see a new shortcut with the name you have typed in the above step.
Step 5. Double-click the new shortcut on your desktop to turn off the monitor immediately without putting your computer to sleep.
To turn on the monitor, move the mouse cursor or tap the keyboard (or press the Power button for 1 second), your monitor will immediately turn on.
Step 6. If you would like to use a keyboard shortcut to turn off the monitor, right-click the newly-created desktop shortcut and select
Step 7. Switch to the
Step 8. Place the cursor inside the
Step 9. While the cursor is inside the Shortcut key, press any key from “A” to “Z” to assign a shortcut key.
We have pressed the D key from the keyboard, and the window has assigned
Now, pressing the
Step 10. If you want to quickly access the Turnoff monitor shortcut from the Taskbar of Windows, drag the shortcut icon to the free area on the
Clicking on the Turn off monitor icon from the Taskbar will turn off the monitor immediately.
Step 11. If you want to change the newly created shortcut icon, right-click on the shortcut and select
Step 12. Click the
Step 13. Select any icon from the list you want to use, click
Now newly created shortcut turn-off monitor icon is changed.
Step 14. If you would like to access the
How to turn off the monitor using a batch file?
It is also possible to turn off the monitor using a batch file on Windows 11/10. Perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open a Notepad file and paste the following lines:-
powershell (Add-Type '[DllImport(\"user32.dll\")]^public static extern int SendMessage(int hWnd, int hMsg, int wParam, int lParam);' -Name a -Pas)::SendMessage(-1,0x0112,0xF170,2)
Step 2. Click on the
Step 3. In the Save As dialog box, in the File name textbox, type
You can now turn off the monitor by just double-clicking on this bat file. By pressing any key from the keyboard, you can wake up the monitor.
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