How To Turn Off Display On Windows 10

By Ammarrauf01

How To Turn Off Display On Windows 10. In this article, you will read methods to turn off display In Windows 10. It is very annoying that your display remains active, been if you are not doing any work on your laptop. And it is also not possible to shut down and turn on your laptop again and again if you work at different times throughout the day.

Sleep mode is a good option, but a timer has to be set for the sleep mode. It doesn’t work instantaneously on the user’s demand. So, how to turn off the display without using Sleep mode? Read the article below.

How To Turn Off Display On Windows 10?

Desktop users can simply turn off the display by pressing the monitor off button. For the laptop’s users pressing the off button will shut down your laptop or goes into sleep mode. Follow the methods given below to fix this problem.

Method 1 – Turn Off the Screen After A Period Of Inactivity:

Set the computer to turn off the screen after a specific period of inactivity. It will turn off the display automatically after the period of inactivity that you have set. It is called a Sleep mode. This is the most basic method in Windows 10 to turn off the display. To enable sleep mode and set the timer:

1.Type Power & Sleep Settings in the Windows search bar.
2.Select the appropriate option.
3.Now, click on the drop-down menu below the Screen section.
4.Set the time to turn off the display after inactivity.
5.You can also set the time in the Sleep section.
6.It will decide that the computer will enter into Sleep mode after the specific time of inactivity

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Method 2 – Configure The Power Button In Laptops:

Configuring the power button is the most effective method to turn the screen off on a desktop is to turn off the monitor. Generally, in laptops when you press the power button, the laptop shut down. But, you can configure the laptop button to turn off the display only and not to shut it down completely. This method works instantly when you want it. To configure the Power button in the laptop to turn the screen off on Windows 10:

1.Open the Power and Sleep settings by typing Power & Sleep Settings in the Windows search bar.
2.Select the appropriate option.
3.Select the Additional Power settings in the Related settings section.
4.Then, click on the Choose what the power buttons do option.
5.This will open the System Settings on your screen.

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6.Click on the drop-down menu beside the ‘When I press the power button’ option in the Power and sleep button settings section.

7.Select the ‘Turn of the display’ option.
8.You can also select the ‘Sleep’ option if you want your laptop to enter the Sleep mode through the power button
9.At the end, select the Save changes option.

Your screen will turn off, whenever you will press the power button. If you want your power button for shutdown purposes, then try out the next method.

Method 3 – Use The NirCmd Tool:

For using this method, you first have to install the NirCmd tool by visiting “”. This tool can do a variety of tasks. You can turn off the display with this tool. Download and Extract the tool, then follow the steps:

1.Right-click on your desktop
2.Move the cursor to the Next option.
3.Then, select the Shortcut option.
4.Browse the location of the NirCmd tool.
5.Write the cmdwait 1000 monitor off command beside it.
Example: “F:\New folder\nircmd.exe” cmdwait 1000 monitor off

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6.Select the Next option.
7.Type in the name of the shortcut.
8.Click on Finish.
9.By double-clicking the shortcut, the display will turn off.
10.You can also assign a hotkey to this shortcut.
11.Right-click on the shortcut.
12.Select the Properties option.
13Assign the hotkey of your choice in the Shortcut key section. on Apply and OK to save the changes.

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