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Monitor Standby Script/Batch File/Desktop Shortcut?


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you_silly_mortals

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I thought that maybe since there is a way to create a shortcut that shuts down and restarts XP, that there might be a way to make somthing similar to make my monitors instantly go into standby mode. Rather than having to wait 30 minutes for my screensaver.

I know there are programs and such that can do this, but I really don't want to have to install more crap if there is a way to do it straight up with Windows. You know? :)
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But there is a way to create shortcuts for 'shutdown' and 'restart'. Who told you it couldn't be done?
http://www.wintipz.c...artShortcut.htm

To make a 'Standby' shortcut, make a new shortcut and enter this in the first box:
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

click 'Next' and enter an appropriate name for it (eg Standby)
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And thats the same thing as when my monitors go off for the screensaver?

EDIT
I already have the two for shutdown and restart. My question was if there was a similar thing for turning off the monitors, just like when they are automatically shut off after the set amount of time the screensaver has been running.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 04 March 2008 - 12:31 PM.

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How about the little power button on the monitor :) 1 touch and poof, the monitor is off.

Edited by Ztruker, 04 March 2008 - 09:09 PM.

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I have 3 monitors and it messes up their alignment a bit every time I push the buttons.
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All I can find are a few programs (as you said) that will do this. See here: http://www.techimo.c...ead.php?t=90586
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It seems the author of that topic made himself a little applet that did it. Sure wish the link he gave still worked because I could have seen how he did it.
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Send the guy (Xorcist) a PM, see if he still has it.
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I just sent him a PM, I'm not going to hold my breath though because his latest activity on that forum was midsummer last year. : ( Even just knowing what message that app sent to windows would have helped.
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