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    I've searched a ton. Help me find that program that blacks out the screen

    I remember about a month or so ago someone posted a link to software that you could press a key and have the entire screen black out til you press that key again. I could really use that ( not for my carputer, for my laptop at work) Anyone remember what it was called or have a link?

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    Well you could just make a shortcut to scrnsave.scr in the c:\windows\system32 directory (assuming you're runnning WinXP)...Each version of Windows usually has a blank screen saver...could then make it password protected when the mouse is moved using the screensaver setting under Display properties... Not exactly what you want, but it's an easy way to do it.

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    wont really work cause i dont use windows shell. I dont have access to the traditional windows desktop. I need something i can hit something like ALT TAB and have it go black.

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    most laptops have a function key sequence to shift video paths.. LCD, Ext VGA, both...
    if you shift to VGA (ext) the LCD will likely blank.
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    nah something has to be connected to my laptop to blank it out.

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    this for a 'boss key' ?
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    i thought most laptops had a screen off button - obviously not. Had a quick look on google...this any good? http://www.billssoftwarepicks.com/so...a_Psenica.html

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    more like a "client key" but yea you get the idea. The bills software makes me set the option each time i open the program. Thanks though.

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    ahhh buddy i got it - use girder!!!! I forgot i use this on my remote for when i want to go to sleep and have music playing without getting up to turn the monitor off

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    Have a look at Wizmo from grc.com. Setup a shortcut key.

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