Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows

    Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows

    How to Add or Remove 'Turn off display' cascading context menu in Windows
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    How to Add or Remove "Turn off display" cascading context menu in Windows

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    By default in Windows, you can set to automatically turn off the display after being idle for a specified amount of minutes.

    When the display turns off, you would just need to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key for the display to turn back on.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Turn off display desktop context menu that will let users Turn off display or Lock computer and Turn off display on demand in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the "Turn off display" context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add "Turn off display" to Desktop Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Remove "Turn off display" from Desktop Context Menu

    EXAMPLE: "Turn off display" desktop context menu
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    Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows OPTION ONE Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows
    To Add "Turn off display" to Desktop Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the same 32-bit or 64-bit version of NirCmd as your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.


    32-bit_nircmd.zip

    download

    OR

    64-bit_nircmd.zip

    download

    2. Save the nircmd.zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the nircmd.zip file.

    4. Open the nircmd.zip file, and copy the nircmd.exe file. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Open the C:\Windows\System32 folder in File Explorer, paste the nircmd.exe file into the System32 folder, and click/tap on Continue when prompted to approve. (see screenshots below)

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    6. You can now close the System32 and the ZIP windows if you like.

    7. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.

    Add_Turn_off_display_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download

    8. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    9. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    10. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    11. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows OPTION TWO Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows
    To Remove "Turn off display" from Desktop Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.

    Remove_Turn_off_display_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    6. You can also delete the nircmd.exe file added to the C:\Windows\System32 folder if you are not using it for anything else.

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Shawn, it may not be an issue with everyone, but the Nircmd can sometimes remain in memory after execution of the command, and cause the display to turn back on or cause other issues, when using the default parms:

    "nircmd.exe cmdwait 1000 monitor off" will execute synchronously.

    From the Nirsoft site (full help http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd2.html#using):
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Changes the state of the display monitor. The [action] parameter may contain the following values:
    • off: Turn off the monitor
    • async_off: Turn off the monitor. Use this value if NirCmd remains in memory when using monitor off.
    • on: Turn on the monitor
    • low: Set the monitor to low power state.


    This command only works in systems that support this feature. If you have a problem that NirCmd remains in memory when using this command, you may try to use async_off, async_on and async_low actions instead of on/off/low actions.
    Examples:
    monitor off
    monitor on
    monitor async_off
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "nircmd.exe cmdwait 1000 monitor async_off" will execute asynchronously.


    I've used this for years and found the async tweak avoids the problem.

    TC
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,451
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Thank you TC. I have updated the tutorial to use "async_off" in the command instead to avoid that issue for some.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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