It would be wonderful if we could get a way to completely disable the monitor on laptops (like windows+p used to do on 7).
All available options currently turn the screen off, but any key press brings it back. Keeping the screen completely turned off is great for us blind users who don't use it at all, since it offers privacy, saves battery, and means we don't need to change brightness settings whenever somebody else needs to use the machine.
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Brandon Keith Biggs commented
Please yes! I am sensitive to light and in the dark the screen is painfully bright, even on the lowest brightness setting. If I could turn off the screen like I could in Windows 7, it would really help. The option is still there, but someone put in a couple lines of code that say if no projector is detected, don't turn off the screen. What was wrong with the Windows 7 design?
Another check could be if screen reader detected or display is connected, turn off screen.
Or perhaps Windows+alt+p will turn off the screen. The first time you turn off the screen though, it will give you a warning that turning off the screen is not good for people using the computer visually.
This would be really helpful. Toshiba laptops used to have this function as part of their power saving utilities and I used it a lot when answering private emails in public places.
Unfortunately it seems to have been disabled in windows 10, and it'd be nice to have it as part of the operating system rather just on one brand of laptop anyway, heck there are times it'd be handy on a desktop.
So if a keyboard shortcut to turn off the screen could be added that would be very much appreciated.
All the best,
Dr. Luke Hewitt,
Admin, www.audiogames.net, disability researcher and acessible games advocate,
Thank you for your feedback. We will pass this on to the product team.
The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.
Please restore this feature. If this truly cuts all power to the screen, it means my battery is not drained while sending power to the screen. I could be using that extra power for more important things than driving images on a display I can't see or use.