How To Create Shortcut To Turn Off Monitor In Windows 10

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This tutorial explains how to create shortcut to turn off monitor in Windows 10. Once the shortcut is created, then only two mouse clicks are needed to turn off your monitor. For this, you need to take the help of shortcut creation wizard and a free and popular tool “NirCmd”. The shortcut uses NirCMD tool to execute the turn off command and then monitor is turned off.

You have the choice to enter time delay, say 1 second, to turn off monitor. This trick works on both desktops and laptops. So, let’s see how to create and use shortcut to turn off monitor in Windows 10.

turn off monitor shortcut created

How To Create Shortcut To Turn Off Monitor In Windows 10?

Step 1: first of all, get the zip file of NirCmd tool. Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions are available for this tool. Download and extract it in a folder and access it. You will see two application files: nircmd and nircmdc. We need to use nircmdc application file.

nircmd application files

Step 2: Now go to your Windows 10 desktop, right click on the empty area, then access New menu, and click on Shortcut option. This will help you launch shortcut wizard window.

use right click menu of desktop to create shortcut

Step 3: In the shortcut creation wizard, you will see a box in which you have to enter the following path: “source path of nircmdc application file" cmdwait 1000 monitor off. Here, “1000” means 1 second delay. That means monitor will turn off after 1 second. You can change this value as per your comfort.

enter path of nircmdc application and set delay time

Move to next step.

Step 4: This a simple step as in this step, you have to give the name of your shortcut. Give a name like ‘Turn Off Monitor’ and finish the wizard.

enter shortcut name

Step 5: Turn off monitor shortcut is created, double-click that shortcut. It will prompt NirCmd to execute the command and turn off your monitor.

You may also try 5 Best Shutdown Timer Software For Windows 10.

The Verdict:

There are some free software also available to turn off monitor (like this one), but using a shortcut is sometimes easier than accessing interface of a software to turn off monitor. Therefore, if you are looking for a way to create turn off monitor shortcut in Windows 10, then your search ends here.

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