Monitor Power Saver is a lightweight tool which can disable monitors automatically or on demand, saving energy and extending battery life.
The surprisingly small download – barely 100KB – unzips to a single executable which runs on Windows XP or later.
Double-clicking its system tray icon displays a simple tabbed interface with various options.
Check a box or two and Monitor Power Saver can automatically turn off your monitor when the system is idle for a defined period of time, or when the screen saver kicks in.
You can also turn off your monitor on demand with a configurable hotkey.
This isn’t a security tool, so you don’t have to remember the hotkey to bring the monitor back, fortunately. Simply tap any key and the display is restored.
As a bonus, Monitor Power Saver can schedule your system to sleep/ hibernate, stand by, restart or shut down at a given date and time, or on specific days of the week.
Windows can automatically turn your monitor off already, once you’ve configured a power plan, but Monitor Power Saver provides some worthwhile extra options and more control. Check it out.
Monitor Power Saver is a freeware application for Windows XP and later.