RE: Disabling a screen

  • From: "Dale E. Heltzer" <deheltzer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:58:51 -0600

Frequently (if not always) a laptop or netbook will have brightness
and/or contrast controls. Suggest you find these on your machine and
turn 'em down.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Shane W
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 3:23 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Disabling a screen

Hey all,

I'm wondering whether a Windows utility exists to turn off a laptop's
display and still have the machine operate. IE because jaws doesn't need
the screen to be on and that would save a lot of battery. I know under
Linux there are utilities to do it with a Vesa bios call but I can't
find anything for Windows. My netbook systray panel does have an option
to dim the display which does much for battery life but why not disable
it altogether.

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