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Turn Off Monitor

By RTSoftwares Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 23, 2009

Our first impression of Turn Off Monitor was not a good one. We had to use our Task Manager to stop the program because it caused problems from the get-go.

Immediately after installing the program, our monitor went haywire, turning itself off and on without us clicking a single button. After stopping the program, we were able to get a better idea of how it worked, or better yet, how it didn't work. Turn Off Monitor installs not one, not two, but three icons on your desktop. There's an icon to immediately turn off your monitor, an icon for configuring the program, and another for turning off your monitor with a confirmation. The settings menu lets you assign actions for single or double mouse clicks, such as hibernating, restarting, and shutting down your computer, none of which worked. We tried to enter a hot-key combination to turn off our monitor, but the program would not allow us to manually enter a new combo. There's a link to e-mail support, but that's it in terms of help.

After testing this faulty program, we couldn't uninstall it fast enough. The 10-use trial and the fact that the publisher wants to charge you for this farce is laughable.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2

Version 4.2 improves software stability and has minor bug fixes.

General

Release January 21, 2015
Date Added January 21, 2015
Version 4.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,878
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Turn Off Monitor is a utility by which you can turn monitor off using either a shortcut key or a shortcut icon or an icon in system tray. Turning Off Monitor when not in use saves electricity which is not the same as running a blank screensaver. The utility allows to turn off monitor or start / launch screensaver after n minutes or after computer remains idle for n minutes.

Version 4.2 includes a new option to create keyboard shortcut(s), initiate shutdown timer, and customizable tip of the day (which can be used as a daily reminder).