How to turn the display off without stopping my download ?

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  1. manuelcalavera

    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a ThinkPad Tablet 2. Last night I wanted to download a file, but I had a problem. I started my download through Internet Download Manager, but I couldn't turn off the display off without stopping the download.
    I closed the case lid ( screen turns off by that ) and I pushed the power button but every time I did that the download stopped. I don't want to see the bight light of the screen ( even at lowest ) when I go to sleep !

    Any suggestion guys ?


    Edit :
    This problem seems to occur only in Clover Trails. My concern is the health of the Display, which has to be on all the time, so closing the lid does not solve anything. So far I've tested these apps :

    TurnLCDOff, by Taimur Asad does not work. It starts well, but after a while your background tasks stop working. The symptom of this is when you tun on the device, keyboard does not come up for entering the password.

    NirCMD brings up the Sleep Mode.

    RefreshLock does the same as NirCMD. Though there's an option to bring up a Blank Screen which only provides a black background, while the screen is on.

    AutoHotKey --> sleep mode.
     
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    nick_white Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am also interested in an answer.

    A working way is to create a new power plan with:
    turn off the display after - 1 minute
    sleep - never
    hibernate - never
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    with that method, every single time we have to change the power plan
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Well, it seems this method does not work at all. The Windows 8 translates "Turn off display after" to "Put the computer to sleep". It means when I set sleep time to never and 'turn off display' to 5 minutes, the sleep timer goes to 5 minutes automatically.
     
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    Worked great man, thanks alot.
     
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    sinni800 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ah, so the other tool I had in mind isn't needed anymore, okay :)
     
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    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The author has also mentioned the other tool. NirCmd it is.
     
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    No, no, it was not. It was a tray tool I used a while ago... It might be Refreshlock? I dont know...
     
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    Well I have to report the app causes a bug that in the lockscreen keyboard does not come up. After I restarted from lockscreen I found out that my download had been stopped in early hours of night. It is weird.
     
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