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.
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"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."