Wanted: Method to Quickly Turn OFF Screen (Without Inducing Sleep)

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by ChrisPanzer, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. ChrisPanzer

    ChrisPanzer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hi All,

    Sometimes, whilst downloading various (copyrighted only) material :) I wish to simply turn ONLY the screen completely OFF (no color-bleed test hack) without putting the PC to sleep/hibernate/etc. I have searched for a solution of this, and although there are some dirty hacks out there, nothing is really clean & 'nice like', as I like it.

    So then, come one, come all, and tell us your method! I know there is someone with the answer out there, somewhere.
     
  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    Assuming you're Downloading a Torrent switch to a MUI Torrent Client and allow CS to work....
     
  3. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest & China
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    This is an easy one: The two-step:

    1) Tell Windows you want ScreenSaver "Blank" (black) to turn on after 1000 minutes, or somesuch.
    2) Create a shortcut:
    Code:
    %windir%\System32\scrnsave.scr
    Give it a hotkey like Ctrl-Alt-z and name it Blackout.

    Screenshot (270).png

    Screenshot (275).png
     
    Nuspieds and ChrisPanzer like this.
  4. ChrisPanzer

    ChrisPanzer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks, but
    thanks but i download via Usenet, and other sources. And downloading isn't the only reason why I'd like to <quickly> be able to turn the screen off. Ie: case me mum walks in whilst viewing some not-so-heavenly images etc
     
  5. ChrisPanzer

    ChrisPanzer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Now see, this is what I'm talkin bout. Gonna go try it!
     
  6. ChrisPanzer

    ChrisPanzer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Tried the screen saver hack, and although its responsive & easy to execute, it doesn't really turn the screen 'off'. It blanks the display, but it is still on, almost like a color bleed test.

    Any way to actually turn the screen completely OFF?
     
  7. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    There's a thread here somewhere on that... I believe the answer is Glock. :)
     
  8. ChrisPanzer

    ChrisPanzer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks, will look it up.

    Yes, there's probably a thread on every question Ill ever have, but most of the time it's very time consuming (waiting for response: "it only took me 2seconds to do a search!"), as the search query has to match the post, obviously. And anyway, when browsing through the 'new posts' section, I often find solutions to common-gripes, many times something I would have never bothered to search for in the first place (or even knew a solution existed!!). Many times these are redundant question/solutions but to those who've never seen them before they're as spankin' new as a newborn.
     
  9. ptrkhh

    ptrkhh Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2014
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    From reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Surface/comments/2qaluy/i_will_give_reddit_gold_to_anyone_that_can_tell/ :
    It might work... it lets the program run in CS
     
  10. zhenya

    zhenya Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Why not just use the screen or touchpad edge gestures to quickly change to a MUI interface? Win-tab also does the same thing.
     
  11. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest & China
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    If Bill Gates would weigh in, he probably could give a suggestion how to immediately turn the screen BLUE. ;)
     
    annabanana likes this.
  12. young blade

    young blade Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    My Device:
    SPro3

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

enable-exclusive-audio

,

how to shut off screen saver microsoft surface

,

turn off screen quickly

,

turn off surface pro screen without sleep

,

turn off touch screen surface pro 3 command prompt