Media Center and Two Monitors

Current Setup:
Using two monitors on my laptop (built-in and external display)
Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I watch movies/NetFlix/Media Center on my external display. When watching movies, my laptop screen just displays whatever was left on it for the entire time.

Without having to close my laptop, is there a way to make the un-used screen turn off while watching a movie? Either some sort of plugin/application, or maybe a setting in Windows or Media Center? I've just been letting it stay on for now, but I don't want my laptop screen to get burned in.

Question Info

Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 399 Applies to:
"Thanks to the spankin' new Windows shortcuts, all you have to do is physically connect your external monitor through your VGA port or some other port and hit Win+P on your keyboard.

A little pop-up will appear on your desktop and you will be asked to choose between four options:

1. Show destop only on computer display
2. Duplicate desktop onto projector
3. Extend desktop to projector
4. Show desktop only on projector

...and that's all folks. There is something to note, though: if you want your monitor to show a different resolution, you're going to have to manually tweak the resolution yourself. In that case, you'll have to right-click your desktop and go to Screen Resolution. It's, for the most part, simple enough."

Win 7 Tip: Adding Extra Monitors Is So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

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