3 monitors, I want to have 2 of them go to sleep


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+jnelsoninjax

I have 3 monitors on my system, 2 that I use and the 3rd is simply for the security camera's output. I would like to at night have the 2 monitors that I do not use (at night) go to sleep. Is this possible, and if so, how would I go about doing it?

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lunamonkey

Assuming you can't reach for the power switch:

There seems to be some software for this [http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multi_monitor_tool.html] , but if you're sat at your desk already or VNC, then I would press Windows+P and just toggle it off. Maybe you could batch script the Windows+P to do this in software if the link provided doesn't help out.  

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ZakO

Can you not just... turn them off when you're done using them at night? 

 

I don't know of any software that can do this automatically but there's a command line tool that can turn off monitors - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/multi_monitor_tool.html - you could use Windows scheduled tasks to setup a task that runs after x idle minutes to turn off the screens, and then run the commands to turn them back on again on mousemove or keypress. 

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