How to turn off desktop on windows

How to turn off desktop on windows

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Turning or switching our Desktop/Monitor OFF during the Long processes is very good to save our Computer or Laptops energy as only our CPU is in use. It is good trick when we do it for long processes like copying some files to USB/Flash dive, converting videos or any other long process. Your Desktop will be Active again as soon as you touch your Mouse or you press any key on your keyboard.


We Play Games, Watch Movies, Create files, Transfer files and we do many more things with our Computer/Laptop. So, while doing these things we usually leave our Desktop or Monitor idle for some time. While Transferring files takes long time and due to this we have to keep ON our Desktop of Windows Computer or our Laptop. We can Turn/Switxh off our Desktop Screen because only our CPU is used. It will not effect our Process because our Desktop is not used. 

You can do it on all platforms of Microsoft windows such as – Windows 8 or 8.1 , Windows 7 or Windows XP users. So lets get started on this trick of:How to turn off desktop on windows

How to turn off desktop on windows:

How to turn off desktop on windows 8 or 8.1:

  • Right click on your Desktop Screen and select Personalize.How to turn off desktop on windows 1
  • Now click on Screen Saver.How to turn off desktop on windows 2
  • Now, Select Change Power Settings.

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  • Select Change  Plan Settings.How to turn off desktop on windows 4
  • Select the time in front of “Turn off Display” from drop-down options and click on “Save Changes”. How to turn off desktop on windows 5

How to turn off desktop on windows 7:

  • Right click on your Desktop Screen and select Personalize.How to turn off desktop on windows 6
  • Now click on Screen Saver.How to turn off desktop on windows 2
  • Now, Select Change Power Settings.

How to turn off desktop on windows 3

  • Select Change  Plan Settings.How to turn off desktop on windows 4
  • Select the time in front of “Turn off Display” from drop-down options and click on “Save Changes”. How to turn off desktop on windows 5

How to turn off desktop on windows XP:

  • Right click on ‘Desktop Screen’ and select ‘Properties’.How to turn off desktop on windows 7
  • Now in System Properties Select ‘Screen Saver’ Tab and click on ‘Power’ under Monitor Power.How to turn off desktop on windows 8
  • Now in Power Schemes Select Time for turning of the screen in ‘Turn Off Monitor’.
  • Then click ‘OK’.
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That’s all as by now you can turn Off Monitor from these versions of Microsoft windows. It is good if you save power during your important processes without affecting your precious work.

Note: You can try using this trick on other versions of Microsoft Windows just by changing some of the options.


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