Put your monitor to sleep.

shabbir's Avatar author of Put your monitor to sleep.
This is an article on Put your monitor to sleep. in Windows.
You can save electricity and money and help protect the environment by activating your monitor's "sleep" feature in Windows XP. Activating sleep settings on just one computer prevents approximately 300 pounds of Carbon di-oxide emissions each year.

Putting your monitor to "sleep" means allowing it to go into a low-power mode when you're not using it. To "wake" your monitor, you simply touch your mouse or keyboard.

To activate monitor power management ("sleep") settings:
1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Double-click the Display icon.
3.Click the Screen Saver tab.
4.In the Monitor Power box, click the Power button.
5.In the Turn off monitor box, select After 10 mins, or choose a time that you find appropriate.
intel17's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2006
Go4Expert Member
Yes that is the best way to save electricity apart from turning it off, i do that on all of my monitors, im sure it saves them from dieying as quickly as well.
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
Its better not to use that windows setting by going into power options.
Instead there are softwares like Turnoff monitor from RTsofwares, It does the job with a simple shortcut key, Cos if u set the timing as 1min for sleep and you are thinking of some idea. Suddenly ur monitor goes to sleep. its a bit frustrating. So its better to use some softwares.
If u need it juz mail me.
husnatajtech's Avatar
Light Poster
Nice Info by Shabbir!!!
JobMatchNow's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2008
Go4Expert Member
I always turn my monitor off, but this is a more efficient way, some monitors have a buit in power safe options.
Dak914's Avatar, Join Date: May 2008
Go4Expert Member
Excellent! I try to convince my friends to help the environment all the time! If everyone understood that every peson on this planet (including comp geeks, like me) needs the environment, then we wouldnt have to worry about global warming.
GreenGrass's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Ambitious contributor
Nice one...
cutegirl2000's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2008
Light Poster
Thanks A Lot.
TriG0rZ's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
nice, lol my dad will be happy about this one lol