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Create a Shortcut or Hotkey To Turn Off The Monitor in Windows 7

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Want to quickly turn off the monitor? Then you can create a shortcut to do that rather quickly

Switching ON and Off monitors can sometimes cause hardware problems – in Labs and offices where multiple monitors are in use, it’s annoying to switch off each and every monitor via the power button. You can lock the screen by pressing Windows + L, but then it’s still consuming power

1. Step First download the utitlity software nircmd and run the .exe file.

Nircmd Software

2. Step Now on desktop right click on empty space-> Go to New-> Select Shortcut.

New Shortcut

3. Step Now in the location field type the follwing command “C:\path\to\nircmd.exe” cmdwait 1000 monitor off ->  Click Next-> Name it-> click Finish.

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4. Step Your shortcut is ready.

Turn Off Monitor

Still having problems to create this shortcut, let us know in the comments!

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Published: Monday, February 25th, 2013 Last Modified: February 25, 2013

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