I want to create something like a macro that turns off one of my monitors. I got a dualhead-setup and when i watch movies or play computer games, i want to turn one monitor off (standby) with something like a key-shortcut.

are there native possibilities integrated in Windows 10 to do something like this? or do i need additional software - and if so, which software would you recommend?

thanks for any help!

edit: the reason why I can't just turn off my monitor: enter image description here


Hit Windows + P and select Second Screen Only. Once done, reverse the process and select Duplicate or Extend; depending on your preference/configuration.

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  • wow, I did not expect that there is something like this build into windows 10. plus such a fast answer! thank you! will accept as soon as i can! – northkildonan Mar 2 '16 at 19:26
  • It has been around since Windows Vista/7 mate! :) – kobaltz Mar 2 '16 at 19:26
  • cool - but I never needed it until now, that's why I don't know it, i guess :) – northkildonan Mar 2 '16 at 19:27
  • but like i just recognized: the downside is, that it collects all windows on the remaining monitor. so the setup before you "turn off" one monitor is kinda lost then... would be enough for me to "blacken out" the monitor, i guess. maybe I'll ask another question. – northkildonan Mar 2 '16 at 19:32
  • Yikes, there is always the power button on the monitor. :) – kobaltz Mar 2 '16 at 19:33

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