Is there a way to turn off a computer monitor with the keyboard, by a hot key or something like that? Answered
At work we have a computer hooked up to a fluorescent microscope and when we are analyzing something on the scope we need the room to be completely dark, which includes turning off the LCD monitor on the computer. But then we need to turn the monitor on again to capture images on the computer, so we are constantly turning the monitor on and off and it is starting to cause some wear on the on/off switch.
So my question is: is there a way to turn off the monitor from the keyboard?
I have tried setting the screen saver to blank and turn on after one minute, but I hate waiting a minute for it to come on and the mouse is often nudged so the screen saver goes off. And sometimes we use the keyboard to move between microscope filters.
This being a work computer, they don't want any software downloaded on to the computer. They don't even want us to change the wallpaper (god forbid). So can this be done with out the use of a program.
The computer is running XP.