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Multiply your Screen Area on Windows 10

Windows 10 supports Virtual Desktops with which you can easily Multiply your Screen Area without purchasing extra Monitors. Number of Virtual Desktops you can have is limited by the amount of RAM available on your Windows Computer. At a single point of time, you can view and manage 1 Desktop. Applications running on 1 Desktop do not appear on other Virtual Desktops and each Application creates a Taskbar Icon only on respective Desktop.

Multiply Screen Area with Virtual Desktops on Windows 10

Multiply Screen Area with Virtual Desktops on Windows 10

Switching between Multiple Desktops can be done with Keyboard Shortcut or with the Task View shortcut on the Taskbar of Windows 10. Yes you can even move Applications from one Desktop to the other Desktops. The main advantage of having multiple Desktops is that you do not view or notice applications running on other Desktops so that you can concentrate on your own Desktop. Yes you can have an audio player running on one Desktop and switch to other Desktop and can still hear the music coming out of your speakers. In our tests, there seems to be no limit in the number of Virtual Desktops that can be created, however create as many extra Desktops as you need and can manage.

Task View Button on Taskbar to switch between multiple Desktops on Windows 10

Task View Button on Taskbar to switch between multiple Desktops on Windows 10

With the help of Ctrl + Windows Key + Right arrow Key, you can switch to next Virtual Desktop and similarly pressing Ctrl + Windows Key + Left arrow Key switches your active Desktop to the previous Desktop in the chain of Multiple Desktops. Using Dual or Multiple Physical Monitors with Windows 10 has advantage over this method of multiplying your Screen Area as you can view much larger Desktop Area without switching from one Desktop to other. When connecting physical Monitors in extended mode, you can have different Resolutions of each Monitor, however in this Virtual Desktop method, you can have only 1 Display Resolution for all your Virtual Desktops.

Multiple Virtual Desktops running on a Windows 10 Computer

Multiple Virtual Desktops running on a Windows 10 Computer

Moving Applications from one Virtual Desktop to other Virtual Desktop is indeed supported and you can even close any Virtual Desktop without worrying about the applications running on it. If you close a Virtual Monitor with one or multiple Applications running on it, the running applications will be transferred to the previous Virtual Monitor automatically by Windows 10. Without switching to other Virtual Desktops, you can use Task Manager to view the Applications running on your Windows Computer or use a 3rd party Software Application to view / monitor Applications running on your Windows 10 Computer.

Change Orientation of Monitor on Windows 10

This post talks about how you can change Monitor Orientation to either Portrait, Landscape, Portrait (Flipped) or Landscape (Flipped) from Control Panel or with a Desktop Shortcut. Note that when you do change Monitor Orientation, Display Resolution will also change if you are switching from Landscape to Portrait or vice versa. Even if you do not plan to change your Monitor Orientation, knowing this information can be really helpful when your Monitor Orientation is changed accidentally or you have changed it intentionally.

Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10

Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10

The above Screenshot displays Display Settings on Windows 10 providing quick feature to change Monitor Orientation. Before making any change to Orientation, do read on and remember Keyboard Shortcuts to change Monitor Orientation so that even when the Monitor Orientation is changed, you can bring the Monitor Orientation back to current orientation with Keyboard Shortcut. Moving Mouse cursor can be a little tricky when your physical Monitor is placed in Landscape position and your Monitor Orientation is changed to some other Orientation like Portrait (Flipped) or Landscape (Flipped), etc.

Launch Display Settings from Right Click Menu of Desktop on Windows 10

Launch Display Settings from Right Click Menu of Desktop on Windows 10

As displayed in the above Screenshot, you can open Display Settings on Windows 10, by doing a Right Click on Desktop and then by selecting Display settings from the right Click menu. Yes you can even open display settings from command line by running ms-settings:display from Run ( launch by pressing Windows Key + R) Application as displayed in the screenshot below. There are other ways to launch Display Settings like launching Display Settings from Control Panel, using 3rd party Software application and many more.

Display Settings Command Line Shortcut on Windows 10

Display Settings Command Line Shortcut on Windows 10

Command line Shortcut and using Mouse cursor to change Display Orientation is easy, however when you have your Monitor flipped, it can become a little bit difficult to navigate properly and hence, it is best to remember and use Keyboard Shortcut to change Monitor Orientation as outlined below. These Keyboard Shortcuts are provided by the Microsoft Windows itself and you do not need to download any other application or software to use Keyboard Shortcuts to change Orientation of your Monitor.

  1. Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Portrait.
  2. Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Portrait (Flipped).
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Landscape (Flipped).
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Landscape.

These Keyboard Shortcuts to change Monitor Orientation can be really handy when you want to change Monitor / Display Orientation of your Windows Computer to view a Webpage in different resolution or are using a Monitor Stand to rotate your Monitor physically and want a different Monitor Orientation frequently. Another post on this website provides details information on How you can Change Monitor Resolution on Windows 10 with various methods easily. Hopefully information provided in this post can equip you to take care of your Monitor connected with Windows 10 computer.

Schedule Tasks for Computer Idle Time

Turn Off Monitor is a Software that allows you to Schedule Tasks to be performed if the Computer remains idle for a certain duration. Scheduling a Task will automatically start the defined action at the specified time.  You can now easily manage the Power consumed by your Monitor by  activating any of the Power Saving Modes like Turning Off  Monitor or putting your Computer in Hibernate State after the Computer becomes idle.

Hibernation State uses the least amount of Power and is particularly important when using devices that run on battery like Laptops. This post describes different Tasks that can be Scheduled using the Turn Off Monitor Utility and take full control of what happens to your Computer after it reaches idle state.

Configure Computer Idle Actions Option in the Notification Menu

Configure Computer Idle Actions Option in the Notification Menu

Turn Off Monitor Software provides a simple and easy User Interface to configure the actions to be performed by the Computer as per your needs.The Software Utility creates a icon in the Notification area when successfully installed on a Computer. The options to configure the various actions are present in the Notification icon Right Click Menu.

Due to the nature of some of the Power saving tasks they are grouped together in the Configure Computer idle Actions option. You can also individually select the other options like Turning Off your Monitor or Starting a Screensaver from this Menu. Below is the list of actions that can be configured

  1. Log Off Signed In User – Log Off Current User only if there is no open unsaved documents.
  2.  Log Off Signed In User (Forced)  – Forcibly Log Off the Current User and close unsaved documents.
  3.  Shutdown the Computer – Shutdown only if there is no unsaved data.
  4.  Shutdown the Computer (Forced) – Brute Shutdown without saving data.
  5.  Send Computer in Hibernation State – The most Power Saving mode. Useful for battery run devices like Laptops.
  6.  Send Computer into Sleep mode – Low Power Mode very useful for stopping work for a short period of time.
  7. Turn Off Monitor – Switch Off the Monitor when idle.
  8.  Start a Screensaver – Start the Default Screensaver.

You can enter the Idle time duration in the Text Box provided. The time duration to be entered is in minutes. The Software also provides a facility to forcibly Log Off or Shutdown the Computer. Please do note that forcing might result in data loss as it does not save any unsaved data. You can disable any task by entering 0 in the Text box or by unchecking the checkbox provided for the Task.

Configure Idle Time Actions Screen of Turn Off Monitor

Configure Idle Time Actions Screen of Turn Off Monitor Software

Similarly you can select the Turn Off Monitor if Computer idle option from the Notification icon Menu to Turn Off Monitor after a defined time of inactivity. You can optionally configure a voice alert message before the Screen Switches Off. To secure your Computer, the option also allows you to display the Log On Screen when you activate the Monitor to resume your work.

In a Multiple Monitor setup, you can Switch Off all the monitors connected to your Computer as well. Using Turn Off Monitor Utility you can also Switch Off the Monitor whenever you want to without any delay or waiting for the computer to become idle by creating a  Desktop Shortcut or configuring a Keyboard Shortcut. Apart from scheduling the Monitor Off time after the computer is idle, you can additionally also schedule Monitor Turn Off and On Time.

Configure Computer Idle Time to Turn Off Monitor with a audible Text Message

Configure Computer Idle Time to Turn Off Monitor with a audible Text Message

You can also schedule a task to start the default Screensaver after a pre-defined idle time. You can configure a voice message to inform the user when the Screensaver is launched. Additionally as a security measure you have the option to display the Log On Screen when you want to go back to your Desktop to start your work.

Start Default Screensaver if Computer is idle for Defined Time Duration

Start Default Screensaver if Computer is idle for Defined Time Duration

Using the Turn Off Monitor Software to Schedule Tasks you can now be sure that whenever you leave your Desktop, your Computer will carry out the actions as per your instructions. By Switching Off the Monitor or Logging Off the User or putting the Computer to Sleep when idle you can considerably decrease the Power consumed by your Computer.

Download this free to try Turn Off Monitor Utility now and optimize your System Performance and save on your energy bills.You can use the Turn Off Monitor utility on Desktop Computer as well as Laptop running Windows Operating System.

Change Monitor Resolution with Desktop Shortcut on Windows 10

This post talks about how you can change Display Resolution with a Desktop Shortcut or even copy the command line of the Desktop Shortcut to change Monitor Resolution from a batch file or any other application. When you have to switch between different Monitor Resolutions, using a Desktop Shortcut to change Monitor Resolution is definitely faster as compared to switching Screen Resolution with Control Panel settings of Windows 10.

Desktop Shortcut to change Monitor Resolution on Windows 10

Desktop Shortcut to change Monitor Resolution on Windows 10

As displayed in the Screenshot above, creating a Desktop Shortcut to change Display Resolution is really easy and straightforward. The Desktop Shortcut created using this method does gets a unique name depending on desired Screen Resolution selected. In case you do have multiple Monitors connected to your Windows Computer, you do need to select appropriate Monitor from the Monitor Selection combo. To get started navigate to the Dual Monitor Software page, download & install the software, navigate to the Monitor Control Tab as displayed in the above screenshot and use Resolution Controller to create Desktop Shortcut to change Resolution of your Monitor.

Change Monitor Resolution with Desktop Shortcut on Single or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer

Change Monitor Resolution with Desktop Shortcut on Single or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer

The above Screenshot displays few Desktop Shortcuts created using the method described above to create Desktop Shortcuts to change Monitor Resolution. Note that apart from Display Resolution, bits per pixel and Monitor frequency is also configurable. The Desktop Shortcuts are named as per the Resolution selected and hence, you can locate the appropriate Desktop Shortcut easily and launch it to change Resolution of your Monitor or other Display Device easily and quickly.

Display Settings in Right Click Menu of Desktop

Display Settings in Right Click Menu of Desktop

In case you would like to use Control Panel of Windows 10 to change Screen Resolution, you can Right Click on Desktop and select the Display Settings Menu to launch Display Settings Screen of Windows 10. In the Display Settings Control Panel applet, you can view Recommended Display Resolution and also switch to some other Display Resolution. Colour Calibration, configuring Clear Type Text, Advanced sizing of text and other items and Display Adapter Properties are accessible and configurable.

Advanced Display Settings of Windows 10

Advanced Display Settings of Windows 10

The Automatic Update system of Windows 10 does makes sure that your Monitor Resolution is selected to the best possible resolution. In most cases you would not need to change the Screen Resolution provided your Windows 10 computer is connected to internet and your computer is receiving updates from internet. When using Multiple Monitors in Clone Mode the effective Display Resolution of each Monitor is the largest possible Resolution supported by all the Monitors. On a Multiple Monitor Windows 10 Computer, Extended Mode allows individual Monitors to have their own specific Display / Screen Resolution which can be configured / changed with Desktop Shortcut or with the method described above.

Wake Computer from Sleep

You can use Power Management of your Mouse or Keyboard to Wake a Windows Computer from Sleep mode. This post provides a quick way to Enable or Disable Mouse / Keyboard to wake Computer from Sleep mode. This can be really useful when you do have a Wireless Mouse , Wireless Keyboard or a Gaming Keyboard with Mouse and they automatically wake a Computer from Sleep Mode even when not requested. Whether you are using Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or even a Windows 7 Computer, the procedure outlined in this post can really help you control which device(s) can wake your Computer from Sleep Mode.

Send a Windows 10 Computer to Sleep Mode

Send a Windows 10 Computer to Sleep Mode

There are multiple ways in which you can send your Windows Computer to Sleep Mode to save electricity consumed by Monitor / Display Devices and all the electronic components of your Computer including CPU, Motherboard, Hard Disk, Graphics Card, etc. A quick and easy way to send a Windows 10 Computer to Sleep mode is as displayed in the screenshot above. Just Right click on the bottom left corner of your primary monitor screen and navigate to the Sleep menu and click on it. The procedure to send other versions of Microsoft Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 is similar and is easy to find and follow.

Open Properties of User Input Device from Device Manager configure Power Settings of the Device

Open Properties of User Input Device from Device Manager configure Power Settings of the Device

In order to Wake the Computer from Sleep mode, you can provide Input to your Windows Computer with the help of Input Devices like Mouse, Keyboard, Track-pad, Joystick, etc. You can allow or prevent any input device to wake computer from Sleep mode by configuring it’s Power Settings. In order to open Power Settings of any User Input Device, open Device Manager, locate your Device and open it’s properties as displayed in the screenshot above. Note that in the above screenshot, the properties of HID compliant mouse are being opened to allow / prevent the HID Mouse to wake Computer from sleep mode.

Power Management of User Input Device to Enable or Disable Device access to Wake Computer from Sleep

Power Management of User Input Device to Enable or Disable Device access to Wake Computer from Sleep

Note in the above Screenshot that HID Mouse is allowed to Wake Computer from Sleep. In case you would like to prevent Mouse from Waking up your Computer, just uncheck the checkbox Allow this device to wake the computer and click on OK to close HID-compliant mouse Properties Window. Once you have disabled Mouse to wake up the Computer from Sleep, moving Mouse cursor will not awake a computer from Sleep or Hibernation. By default Mouse and Keyboard are allowed to wake a Computer from Sleep, however if your Wired or Wireless Mouse / Keyboard is waking up the computer from Sleep on it’s own, you can use the Power Setting of the Device to prevent the device from waking up a slept computer.

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

In case you would like your Computer to to Automatically Hibernate at a specific date time and then Wakeup automatically, you can use the Auto Hibernate and Wakeup feature of the Turn Off Monitor Software. Once a Computer goes into Hibernation or Sleep mode, any Device allowed to Wakeup the computer can wake it up. Yes you can even press the Power Button to Wake the Computer and it cannot be disabled. The Automated Hibernate and Wakeup feature is useful when you do have single or multiple Windows Computer which are required to stay on for an extended duration, but you do not want to Shutdown them and still want to save Electricity.

Screensaver to Turn Off Monitor

Now you can use a Screensaver to Turn Off Monitor and control what happens when your Computer is left inactive or idle. A Screensaver designed specifically to save electricity is offered in this post and explores other possibilities to fully control Power of your Windows Computer. This Screensaver also allows you to Shutdown or Hibernate your Windows Computer when and if the Computer is left inactive or idle without any Human User Input with the help of Mouse or Keyboard.

Screensaver to Turn Off Monitor

Screensaver to Turn Off Monitor

The above Screenshot displays Settings of a Screensaver which has been configured to run after 15 minutes in inactivity and has been configured to Turn Off Monitor. Use Change Screensaver on Windows 10 to understand how you can change active Screensaver on Windows 10 and on other Windows versions similar procedure can be followed to change active Screensaver. Note that from Screensaver settings, other given below options are available for selection to control Power of your Computer’s Monitor and the Power State of your Windows Computer.

  • Turn Monitor Off to Turn Off Monitor whenever Screensaver is Automatically or manually launched.
  • Show Blank Screen to display a Black Screen covering your whole Desktop. This option does not Turns Off Monitor but instead displays a Black Screen only.
  • Log Off Signed User to Logout from active Windows Session only when there is no unsaved document or application preventing Log Off of signed on user..
  • Log Off Signed User (Brute) logs out signed on user and forcibly close any unsaved documents or applications preventing Log Out. Note that using this option in the Screensaver can cause Unsaved Data loss on Inactive or Idle Computer.
  • Lock Workstation will Lock Windows Computer which can be manually done by pressing Windows Key + L Key combination.
  • Hibernate Computer send the Computer into Hibernation Mode for power saving. Monitor(s) connected to the computer are also Turned Off Automatically and Computer can be brought back to active state by pressing any Keystroke.
  • Shutdown Computer shuts down computer if there is no unsaved data in any application.
  • Shutdown Computer (Brute) shuts down computer forcibly respective of whether there is any unsaved data or not.

This Screensaver is available as a Free Download and requires a registration fees of $5.00 after trial usages have been used. You can use this Screensaver on any Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7 Computer running on either 32 bit or 64 bit architecture. Download this Screensaver to control your Idle Windows Computer. The downloaded setup install the Screensaver in appropriate directory and opens up the Screensaver settings for you to select the action to be taken by the Screensaver whenever it is launched by Windows. As the Screensaver does not keeps on running, it does not consumes CPU cycles and RAM when it is not actively working.

Turn Off Monitor with Desktop Shortcut

Turn Off Monitor with Desktop Shortcut

When you do not want to wait for Screensaver to be launched and want to Turn Off Monitor instantly, you can create a Desktop Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor. Yes other Computer Power control Shortcuts can be created with advanced options like audible alert, confirmation screen and option to add the Desktop Shortcut to Right Click Menu of Desktop. With the Screensaver mentioned above, you can save power of your idle Windows Computer and manage unattended Windows Computers easily. On the other hand Desktop Shortcuts offer full control of your Computer’s Power as and when required.

Prevent Computer from Sleeping Automatically

When you want your Computer and your Display Screen to remain active irrespective of whether you are using it or not, there are multiple ways to prevent the computer from sleeping automatically. By default power settings of any Windows Computer tries to save power by first turning off monitor after inactivity and then later putting the computer to sleep after another time interval. Even when you are not actively using it, your computer can download data from internet or do some processing work and hence, you should know how and when your computer goes to sleep automatically and should have a way to prevent the computer from going to sleep or even keep the Monitor Active and awake at all times.

Prevent Computer from Sleeping Automatically with Auto Mouse Mover

Prevent Computer from Sleeping Automatically with Auto Mouse Mover

The Software displayed above keeps your Mouse Cursor moving whenever your Computer remains active for configured time duration. Yes there are 3 different ways available in which you can control Automatic Mouse Movements with Auto Mouse Mover Application. With easy to understand graphical user interface, you can easily control automatic mouse movements and ensure your monitor and computer remains active and awake irrespective of any user is using it or not. Whether you have a kiosk computer or even your own personal computer which needs to stay awake occasionally, you can use this application to control your Monitor and prevent the computer from going into sleep or hibernation mode.

Keep Computer Active for Configurable Time Duration

Keep Computer Active for Configurable Time Duration

When you want Power Settings of Windows to take control of your Computer’s Power and Monitor, you can configure Auto Mouse Mover to automatically exit after specified duration as displayed in the screenshot above. Practical use of Auto Exit in this Automatic Mouse Cursor Moving Application is when you want to download a file from an unattended computer and estimate that it would take let’s say 1 hour, then you can use Auto Mouse Mover to keep your Windows Computer Active and prevent it from going into sleep mode for 1 hour and then exit automatically so that Power Plan of Windows becomes effective and can Turn Off Monitor and then later put the Computer into Sleep mode.

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

When you want your Computer to be sent to Sleep or Hibernation Mode intentionally at pre-configured time duration, you can use the Auto Hibernate and Resume Desktop Shortcut as outlined in the post Desktop Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor. When Computer is Hibernated, the Monitor goes into low power state, in a similar manner as done by the Turn Off Monitor Software. To Activate your Monitor and your Computer, just press any Keyboard Key and your Computer should awake within seconds.

Power Settings of a Windows Computer from Control Panel

Power Settings of a Windows Computer from Control Panel

When no Software Utility is simulating Mouse Movements or preventing the Computer from going into sleep mode, the Power Settings of a Windows Computer control the Monitor Power and Computer Power. The Power Plans available from the Control Panel allows you to fully configure default behavior of Windows for inactive or idle Windows Computers. Note that when no user input is provided to the Windows Computer, Windows considers the Computer to be Inactive or Idle and default Power plans automatically Turns Off Monitor and then after another configurable time duration, send the Computer into Sleep mode. Yes there are Advanced Power Settings available to control Power of a Windows Computer and for Laptops, power plan can be adjusted as per Battery Charging level.

Automatic Mouse Movements to Prevent Computer from Sleeping Automatically

Automatic Mouse Movements to Prevent Computer from Sleeping Automatically

When you do not have access to change or configure Power Plans of a Windows Computer, or you find that struggling with Control Panel requires too much efforts or when you want full control over your Display and Computer Power, you can use above mentioned Software utilities to fine tune your power settings and control your computer easily. When Computer is prevented from going into Sleep mode with automatic Mouse Movements, your Computer will not get Locked automatically and any other applications like Chat Application or any other Application which monitors Active User input will display your computer Active.

Auto LogOff Current User in Windows

Turn Off Monitor Software for Windows provides the Auto LogOff feature to automatically Sign Off the Current User if the Computer remains Idle for a configured time Interval. You can use this Auto LogOff feature on any of your Desktop Computer as well as Laptop running Windows Operating System. When installed successfully, the Turn Off Monitor Software creates an icon in the Notification area. You can very easily configure the time duration by selecting the option from the Turn Off Monitor Notification icon  Menu.

Turn Off Monitor Notification Menu to Auto LogOff Current User

Turn Off Monitor Notification Menu to Auto LogOff Current User

Enter the  time duration in minutes to be configured in the Text box provided on the Auto LogOff Screen.  To LogOff the Current User, select the first option i.e. the option to LogOff the Current User (With confirmation). Please note that if the Current User has any unsaved data like a unsaved document in MS Word open, then the User will not be Logged off.

Configure the Idle Time Duration to Auto LogOff the Current User

Configure the Idle Time Duration to Auto LogOff the Current User

By selecting the option, a confirmation Screen  will be displayed to the User before Logging Off. This confirmation Screen also has a Cancel button on it to cancel the action in case required. You can also easily disable the Auto LogOff functionality by just entering 0 in the time duration Text box.

Confirmation Screen to Auto LogOff Current User

Confirmation Screen to Auto LogOff Current User

Using Turn Off Monitor utility you can also create a Desktop shortcut and easily Logoff the Signed In User whenever you want to by just a Mouse click. To create a Desktop shortcut select the Turn Off Monitor Settings option from the Notification icon Menu and click on the Create Desktop Button provided on the Settings Screen. You can select the Logoff Current User option from the list of options displayed. You can also optionally select if you want a confirmation dialog box to appear before the User is Signed Off. If you want to Log off the User forcibly then choose the Log Off Current User(Brute) option from the list. Selecting the Brute action can result in the loss of any unsaved data.

If your Desktop is already cluttered with too many icons and you do not wish to create any further shortcuts on your Desktop, the Turn off Monitor utility allows you to add the LogOff Current User option to your Desktop Right Click Menu by just selecting that option from the Desktop Shortcut Screen. Now any time you want to Log Off then you just need to right click on the Desktop and select the option from the Menu.

Create Desktop Shortcut to LogOff the Current User

Create Desktop Shortcut to LogOff the Current User

Using Turn off Monitor Software you can create Desktop shortcuts for other tasks like Shutdown , Hibernate, Sleep or Restart your Computer etc. You can also create Keyboard Shortcut to Turn Off your Monitor when required and save energy.   You can Download this Monitor management free to try utility now and  carry out all your day to day tasks from simply Turning off your Monitor to Shutting Down your computer easily and quickly.

 

Sharing Screen with Screenshot, Video Recording or Remote Desktop

Sharing your Screen is an easy way to communicate with distant people and this post talks about few ways to Share Screen data like Capturing Screenshot, Recording Video or using Remote Screen management Software Applications. Out of all the Screen sharing methods, capturing a Screenshot, saving it as an Image File and then sending the Image File by email or other communication methods is the most easiest way to share Screen data.

Share Screen Display with Screenshot

Share Screen Display with Screenshot

There are multiple ways to Capture Screenshot supported by Windows Operating System itself. The preferred Image type is PNG format and provides minimal Image File Size with good quality Screen Sharing. The Capture Screenshot post talks about various ways in which a Screenshot can be captured to be shared with Customer Support for fault finding, with friends or family members for assisting in some technical process, etc. In case capturing Screenshot and saving it as an Image file seems too much technical for you, just capture an Image with your Phone Camera and share it to make sharing really easy and quick.

Screen Sharing with Screen Recording in Video File

Screen Sharing with Screen Recording in Video File

Recording a Video of your Screen is another good and effective way to Share Screen data. There are lots of Screen Recording Software Applications provided by Microsoft and other Software developers which allow you to record Full or partial Screen of your Monitor. Before starting to Record and share, make sure that you do understand that the Video File size is dependent on Duration of Recording and Dimensions / Resolution of your Recording. Another important aspect to consider before recording a video of your Screen and sharing is that you must make sure that confidential data is not displayed in the Screen Recording.

Remote Assistance for Screen Sharing on Windows

Remote Assistance for Screen Sharing on Windows

When using a Computer on Network, you can use Windows Remote Desktop to view Screen of any other Computer Monitor which has Remote Screen Sharing enabled. In case you would like to share your Screen with friend or technical support, you can use Remote Assistance functionality provided by Windows. This Remote Assistance feature is available for all editions of Windows versions like Windows Professional, Windows Home Edition, etc. On the other hand, the Remote Desktop functionality is available in Professional and some other Editions of Microsoft Windows. Yes you can use 3rd party Software Applications like Teamviewer, ShowmyPC, Screenleap, etc.

View or Manage Virtual Desktop Spanning Multiple Monitors from Display settings

View or Manage Virtual Desktop Spanning Multiple Monitors from Display settings

All Screen sharing methods outlined above does require some kind of Data Transfer. Whether you Screen Data is stored as a single Image File, Recorded in a Video or Screen data transferred directly over Network, the smaller the Data to share, faster would be the communication. When using Dual or Multiple Monitors connected with your Windows Computer, make sure that you do share Screenshot of appropriate Monitor(s) only and not of all Monitors, similarly when recording Video, do make sure to record only specific part from the huge Virtual Desktop Area.

Desktop Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor

Now you can instantly Turn Off Monitor of your Windows Computer with a Desktop Shortcut. You can even assign a Keyboard Shortcut to the Desktop Shortcut to effectively launch the Desktop Shortcut and Turn Off Monitor easily and quickly. Yes you can create other Desktop Shortcuts to control your Windows Computer and manage your Computer effectively.

Turn Off Monitor with Desktop Shortcut

Turn Off Monitor with Desktop Shortcut

Desktop Shortcuts in Windows are really a handy way to launch Applications and Windows. Now with Turn Off Monitor Shortcut, you can send your Monitor into low power state instantly and whenever you want. In order to Turn On the Monitor again, move your Mouse Cursor a little bit and Windows will automatically Turn On your Monitor. You can even press a Keyboard Key and Windows detects that you need your Monitor to be turned On and turns it on for you. When the Monitor is turned off, you computer keeps running without displaying what’s going on on your Computer.

Assign Keyboard Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor Desktop Shortcut

Assign Keyboard Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor Desktop Shortcut

As displayed in the Screenshot above, a Keyboard Shortcut has been assigned to the Desktop Shortcut using the properties of the Desktop Shortcut. Note that Ctrl + Alt + F has been assigned as the Shortcut Key. When assigning Keyboard Shortcut to any Desktop Shortcut, Windows automatically adds the Ctrl + Alt modifiers to the keyboard shortcut. This Keyboard Shortcut remains active as long as the Desktop Shortcut exists. When you do not need the Keyboard Shortcut or you want to use an alternative way to assign Keyboard Shortcut to Turn Off Monitor, you can simply delete the Keyboard Shortcut. Note that the Command line is also visible in the properties of the Desktop Shortcut which can be copied and used in any batch file or any other Application launcher to automate Turning Off your Monitor.

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

Auto Hibernate and Wakeup with Desktop Shortcut

When Turning Off Monitor is not sufficient for you and you want more power savings, then you can use the Turn Off Monitor Software to create a Desktop Shortcut to Hibernate and Resume your Windows Computer as displayed in the screenshot above. Unlike Turning Off Monitor, when Windows Computer goes into hibernation mode, Monitor is indeed switched off, however other computer activities are suspended as well. When sending a Windows Computer into hibernation mode, Windows Operating System creates a snapshot of current applications and everything running on your Windows Computer, saves it to hard disk and goes into low power state. For Automatically Resuming Windows Computer, a configurable time duration or specific date / time is configurable. When using this Auto Hibernate and Resume functionality on a Laptop, make sure that Laptop has the Battery Charger connected to electricity. For Desktop Computers, Windows can Automatically Resume at specified date / time, provided it does has power connected.

Turn Off Monitor Desktop Shortcut

Turn Off Monitor Desktop Shortcut

Apart from providing a way to Turn Off Monitor with Desktop Shortcut, this Free to Download Software Utility offers many more Desktop Shortcuts to control your Windows Computer. Every Desktop Shortcut can be assigned a Confirmation Screen and an Audible Alert. The time duration for which the confirmation screen appears is configurable, so that you do get enough time to abort an action accidentally launched by the Desktop Shortcut.