Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T - Turn Off Screen With NirCmd Command

Gear: S10-3T, Convertible Tablets, NirCmd.

Sometimes you may want to have your system on but turn off the screen. I like to turn off the screen all the time when I'm listening to audio and video podcasts. I could dim down the screen, but why not just turn it off. NirCmd allows you to do this via a simple command.

How to:
  • Download NirCmd (32bit, 64bit)
  • Extract the file somewhere accessible.
    • ie "C:\nircmd\"
  • Create Shortcut on Desktop
    • Right click on Desktop
    • Go to New and select Shortcut
    • Browse to the nircmd.exe file.
    • Type the command after the File path and name
      • ie "C:\nircmd\nircmd.exe monitor off"
  • Optional
    • Add a keyboard shortcut.
    • Edit the shortcut image.
    • Pin to Taskbar.

With this your screen will turn off and keep the system running.

There are other commands that you could enable including a change of resolution shortcut. Check nirsoft.net for the full list of commands.


Published: Mar 5, 2012

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