How do I blank my screen?

United States
August 3, 2007 11:36am CST
My laptop is my everyday computer. At times I will download things to it that take a while to get done. At these times I go into the monitor settings and in the power saver button I will set it to go off in 5 minutes after no mouse or keyboard activity. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way I could just blank out the monitor while I am downloading so I don't have to go in and change settings and then reset them when I am done. I have a Dell XPS M140 ... I believe it is based on the Inspiron laptop, if that makes a difference. Thanks in advanced for any help.
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@santuccie (3377)
• United States
3 Aug 07
There should be an option that says, "when I close the lid..." If you select "do nothing," the monitor will turn off when you close the lid, but the computer will continue to work.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
My first thought to that "DUH ... I should have thought of that" Thanks, I'll check to see where that option is. I have used the laptop long enough I should have known that.
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@santuccie (3377)
• United States
3 Aug 07
No problem, brothertuck. Nobody catches everything. That's why they say, "Two heads are better than one." Salute!
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• Philippines
23 Aug 07
or you could set a blank screensaver to appear after 5 minutes of being idle.