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