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Default possible to turn off screen display? - 02-11-2011, 07:24 PM

hi is it possible to turn off the screen display while leaving the mini on to do background tasks eg torrents etc

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Default 02-11-2011, 10:24 PM

You should be able to use power management settings in your OS of choice to turn off the screen after a minute or two. This'll have no effect on running programs.

While you're in power settings, make sure that the computer is set to remain on "forever" while on AC, so it won't sleep after 2 hours or whatever.

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Default 02-12-2011, 02:02 AM

if you are on windows you may also use a blank screen saver and have it set to like 1 minute or something...but as mentioned make sure that your hard drvie doesnt turn off while its doing what you want

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Default 02-14-2011, 11:40 AM

Apart from the power saving route suggested above, you can also do it by folding the screen of your laptop i.e. bring your screen to the position where it would be when you shut down your laptop. Do remember to go into power settings and choose "do nothing when I close the lid of my computer"
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Default 02-15-2011, 03:54 PM

The is a small program called TurnoffLCD, it will help you turn off the display on Windows immediately.
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