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Turn Dell laptop display on/off

by Karts22 / April 15, 2011 7:40 PM PDT

Just bought Dell Inspirion and I want the option to turn on and off the screen with a button, so that the screen wont turn on before the button is pressed again (even if i move the mouse or push a key). I had this option on my last Asus, it was fn+F8 i think. Is it possible to add this to my Dell somehoh?

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Well . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 15, 2011 10:09 PM PDT

Did it come with a user's manual? Have you asked Dell? Not that we don't want to help, but you might try the obvious first.

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Dell laptop sreen on/off
by maniraja9 / December 16, 2012 3:46 PM PST
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Yes, There is a button on leftside top to on/off the screen. it was working fine, but after formatting the system it is not working though i installed all the drivers.

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Not a driver but an app.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 12:31 AM PST

Dell uses that QuickSet application to turn on/off things. Your average owner won't know that app is what does that control and keep looking for drivers.

Sorry if this is wrong for your PC but you did jump in a year later so all I can guess is you have a Dell too.

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Checked manual. Not a native feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2011 12:07 AM PDT
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was quite sure it its not native feature
by Karts22 / April 16, 2011 2:13 AM PDT

hoped there was some trick or program to do it.. Unfortunatelly the program above is not what i need, i need sth that keeps the display from turning on until a specific key is pressed (so it will not turn on with any key).

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Then it's time to roll up our sleeves.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2011 2:22 AM PDT

When there is no app, we get to write it.
Or keep looking,

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