Monitor Off Utility is a tiny utility that allows you to turn off your monitor using hotkey commands or a simple double-click. Once installed, the program runs in the system tray, minimizing any interference. Right-clicking the icon provides options to turn off your monitors, start the screensaver, or lock your workstation.
Double-clicking the icon brings up the configuration menu, where you can customize the application to your liking. You can set hotkey commands for turning off the monitor and starting the screensaver, while the workstation lock is already included in Windows and cannot be changed. Additionally, you can set Monitor Off Utility to start with Windows, ensuring that you can easily switch off your monitors without any extra effort.
When the monitors are switched off, they will awaken if you press a key or move the mouse, just like a screensaver. By default, there is a 10-second delay before the monitor powers off, but this can be adjusted to zero if desired. The double-click functionality of the Monitor Off Utility icon can be toggled between opening the configuration menu and switching off the monitor, providing added convenience.
While Monitor Off Utility may not offer a wide range of features, it is perfect for those who want to save energy by ensuring that their monitor is not left on when they step away from their computer.