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Author Topic: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button  (Read 14692 times)

awiltz

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REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« on: December 06, 2008, 02:35:55 PM »
I have been trying to redo MonitOff so that instead of it turning off I want it to turn off when I push Shift+F1 (+F1).  I then went it to turn back on when I push Control+Shift+F1 (^+F1).  I'm wanting this program to run in XP and I would like to autoStart when windows start so that is it always active.  I would prefer to not have to put AutoHotKeys on all the computer so if it is possible to make it a .exe file I would love that.
Thanks for any help,

Alex Wiltz
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Kansas State Universtiy Police Department

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:25:34 PM »
I don't do much AutoHotkey anymore, but this should be what your looking for..

NOTE: I didn't touch the options and I'm sure that the program could be more efficient since your taking out most of the logic behind it (simply using Shift+F1 to turn off), however this is a working model and should suit your needs. When touching any key/moving the mouse, the screen comes back on - I don't know how to make AHK recognize Control+Shift+F1 and ignore all other keys- sorry.

AHK and EXE attached. :)

EDIT: For spelling
« Last Edit: December 06, 2008, 10:33:46 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 10:39:29 PM »
It does what I kind of want it to do but it turns back on after a couple of seconds.  This was the same problem I was running into before and I'm not sure if it is the computer I'm programming it on if it is something else.
Thanks for all your help,
Alex

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 11:31:15 PM »
Hmm, seems to do it for me too. :o I'm not sure then... wait and see if skrommel (MonitOff's programmer) or someone else more qualified can't help :)

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 12:10:43 AM »
Alright.  I might just be the computer.  I'm going to take it out tomorrow to one of the police cars and see if it works right there. Thanks for all your help.  I was getting really frustrated.
Alex

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 01:29:35 PM »
:) Try this one!

PushMonitOff - Press Shift-F1 to turn the monitor off.

Features:
- Change settings using Settings in the Tray menu.

You'll find the downloads and more info at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.

 :( Sorry, but any button or mouse action turns the monitor back on...

Skrommel
Please stop by my site at  1 Hour Software by skrommel  for downloads and more info.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 09:42:59 AM by skrommel »

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 09:07:37 AM »
 :) Try this one.
you can activate the black screen with Shift+F1 and deactivate it with ESC.
The main executable is monitorturnofflauncher.exe.
It not depends on other Input except Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 10:49:35 AM »
Thank a lot guys.  I have put it in one of the in car computers and it seems to be working.  This will really help the police officers at night when driving and to protect private information.  I'm glad there are still people out there willing to help.
Alex

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 04:18:01 AM »
I would to avoid to resume the video on when i move the mouse but only when i click the mouse.
Do it is possibile to do?

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2009, 03:48:00 PM »
I have just seen it, yes I think so, I will try it tomorrow (~10am GMT+1)
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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2009, 03:46:09 AM »
@Fuffis
Try this one!
Usage is the same as in my previous program, except when you click with the mouse anywhere on the Screen then the screen returns
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« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 10:24:02 AM by computerfritze »

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Re: REQUEST: Monitor Off by button
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 07:19:42 AM »
It does what I kind of want it to do but it turns back on after a couple of seconds.  This was the same problem I was running into before and I'm not sure if it is the computer I'm programming it on if it is something else.
Thanks for all your help,
Alex

I have this same problem on a computer with dual monitors.  Is this normal for it to turn itself back on?  I tried turning off one monitor but it did the same thing.

It is working just fine on another one with only one monitor.