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  1.    18 Dec 2016 #21
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    How to you have the monitor connected to the graphics card? If able, you might test using a different connection.

    If the monitor is connected through some hub, try connecting directly to the graphics card.

    As a test, how does the context menu below work for you to turn off the monitor?

    Turn Off Display cascading context menu - Add in Windows
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  2.    18 Dec 2016 #22
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    The monitor is connected directly to the graphics card.

    The graphics card is a Nvidia 460 with 1GB of memory with the latest Nvidia drivers.

    Is there a way I can do this without needing to install a 3rd party app like NirCMD?
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  3.    19 Dec 2016 #23
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    NirCMD doesn't install. It's a standalone .exe file that is used by the context menu to run the command with. It's a safe file.
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  4.    21 Dec 2016 #24
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    I just tried using a different monitor:

    I plugged in an Acer monitor and set Windows 10 to only use the Acer monitor and I locked Windows 10 and went to another room for 15minutes but when I came back the Acer monitor was still on...

    I've still set Windows to turn off the Display after 1 minute of idleness...
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  5.    21 Dec 2016 #25
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Did using the context menu work for you? It could be used as a workaround for now.
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  6.    21 Dec 2016 #26
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    Good news:

    I just shut down the VLC Media Player app and now the monitors turn off!

    Do you know if it's possible for my monitor to turn off as soon as I press "Windows Key + L"?
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  7.    21 Dec 2016 #27
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    You might check VLC settings to see if it may have a prevent to turn off display setting that could be causing this.
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  8.    21 Dec 2016 #28

    VLC does have an option if you toggle on view 'all' settings instead of 'simple' to stop screen savers kicking in , there used to be one to stop the video blanking separately, but I can't find that any more.. it may have been combined with the stop screensaver option.
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  9.    22 Dec 2016 #29
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    Thanks! I'm just so happy my monitor turns off now...
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  10.    22 Dec 2016 #30
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    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Oh joy and happiness! For some reason VLC started taking ages to load on my 2 PCs. I uninstalled it and now just use the Films & TV app which works fine for playing back all video files of interest to me.
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