7 ways to turn off Windows 10 laptop screen

7 ways to turn off Windows 10 laptop screen

If you are using a Windows 10 laptop and just want to turn off the screen and do not want to go into Sleep Mode, here’s how.

Desktop computers often have many keys to turn the screen on / off quickly, thereby saving power because the screen is very power consuming. A few laptops also have these shortcuts, but if not, some of the ways below apply on Windows 10 to perform this task.

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Method 1: Turn off Windows 10 screen with the power button

Under the default setting, pressing the power button turns off the device. You can change this setting again and press the power button to turn off the monitor as follows.

First, you can right-click on the battery icon in the taskbar and click on Power Options. Then, click Choose what the power button does .

Click Choose what the power button does

You will now be on the power button customization screen and be able to change its function. There are two options here: You can change its function when it’s plugged in and running on battery.

To change a setting, first decide if you enable this setting when the laptop is plugged into a power source, using battery power, or both. Then, in the corresponding columns, find the row named When I press the power button and click the drop-down menu. Then, select Turn off the display .

Select Turn off the display

Now, when you hold the power button, the screen turns off. Pressing and holding the power button again will turn the screen on again. Be careful not to hold the power button for too long. If not, you could have your laptop go through the forced shutdown process.

Turning off your screen is a lot different from putting your laptop in Hibernation or Sleep mode. There are obvious differences between Hibernation and Sleep modes, but in short, both cause the laptop to stop working.

However, turning off the screen does not suspend the system. It should look like you’re using a PC, but turn off your monitor and your computer’s programs continue to run. This is useful in case the laptop screen turns off when it installs an important update or plays music without any pictures.

Also note that if you have any external monitors attached to your laptop, these will also turn off when you press the power button. Hence, this is not a great option if you want to play media content on a larger screen without a laptop screen distracting you (in this case it is better to keep the laptop active. by closing the lid).

Method 2: Turn off the screen by the Turn off Screen script

Turn off Screen is a script file in .BAT format that can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet repository . Once downloaded, double-click on the file to turn off your desktop. When you double click, you will see the Command Prompt window for a few seconds.

For quick use, pin the file to your taskbar, Start Menu or on your desktop.


Using built-in script Turn Off Screen is very fast

Method 3: Turn off Windows 10 screen by Turn Off Monitor

Turn Off Monitor is a software that turns off the computer screen with a shortcut or just one click and does not require installation. You should pin it to the taskbar for quick action. It also doesn’t have any complicated software interface or setup, just launch it to turn off the screen. Download Turn Off Monitor here.


Screen off software without interface is very compact

Method 4: Use Display Power Off to turn off the Windows 10 laptop screen

Display Power Off is another software that quickly turns off the laptop screen, similar to Turn Off Monitor, with no interface at all. Download this software here.

Method 5: Turn off the computer screen with Monitor Energy Saver

MonitorES or Monitor Energy Saver is a software that turns off the screen when you lock your computer. Besides that, it also automatically stops all running programs and leaves the application status texting Away.

Download MonitorES here.


Monitor Energy Saver also automatically stops running programs

Method 6: Use Dark to turn off the laptop screen

This is also a small piece of software to turn off the screen. When installing Dark on Windows 10, it creates a shortcut. Double click that Dark.exe shortcut, you will open the software and move it to the system tray. To turn off the screen, just double-click on Dark’s icon in the system tray.

Download Dark.


Dark icon in the system tray

Method 7: Use BlackTop to turn off the Windows 10 screen

Finally, BlackTop, the software to turn off the screen with shortcuts. When launched, it will be in the system tray. To turn off the screen, just use the key combination Ctrl + Alt + B.

Download BlackTop here.

How to turn off the Windows 10 screen using keyboard shortcuts

Besides the above ways to turn off the Windows 10 screen, you can also create your own keyboard shortcut for this action. To create a shortcut for turning off the screen, follow these steps:

  • Right click on the Desktop
  • Select New> Shortcut
  • In the invitation window that appears, copy and paste the following line into the Type the location of the item box :
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)"

  • Click Next and enter a name for the shortcut and click Finish .

  • To use this shortcut to turn off the screen you double-click it. Then you will see the Command Promt window appear. About 1 to 2 seconds after the screen turns off
  • You will need a mouse click to reopen the screen
  • Next, you need to set the shortcut to activate the shortcut. In other words, you need to create a shortcut to turn off the screen.
  • To do this, left-click on the shortcut and select Properties then enter the key combination you want to create in the Shortcut key box.

  • Click OK to save changes

After the installation is complete, each time you press the set key combination, the screen will be turned off immediately.

Note: When setting a key combination, you must click on the Shortcut key box and then press the key combination that you want. You cannot set key combinations that have been assigned to other functions. The downside of this method is that each time you turn off the screen, a Command Prompt window will be displayed and it will not close on its own after its work is done.

Make sure you tried this installation and succeeded. I wish you all success and invite you to read more great tips on our site:

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