How to turn the display off without stopping my download ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by manuelcalavera, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. mk77ch

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    i recently bought a new ThinkPad X1 Tablet (Gen 3) and was looking for a solution to turn off the Screen while keeping the Device running.
    Now to make things short, it doesn't work. Display off puts the Device to Sleep. The only possibility would be to disable Connected Standby which wasn't a solution for me personally.

    So then i was looking for a solution to at least dim the display after x minutes. While there are some programs out there, none of them really fitted my needs as some just mess around with gamma which doesn't really reduce the display's backlight. Same effect as setting the Screensaver to Black.

    So i decided to do a small Visual Studio Project called DDA (Dim Display After). The lightweight standalone system tray application makes use of the WMI namespace to get and set the display brightness to a specific value after x minutes and to restore the brightness on a user input (keyboard, mouse).


    Maybe it will be useful for other people too, so here is the download:

    The program only works on Laptops / Tablets.
    I am running it on Windows 10 Pro and didn't test it on Windows 8.

    All the Best,
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
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