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How to setup short-cut just to shut my PC screen ?

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I hope to shut down alone my screen by pressing button of short-cut. Anyone can give me some suggestion ? thank you.
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Why not just use the Windows key+l to lock it ?
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in 2000/XP you'd use. nircmd is probably not available

rundll32.exe user32.dll,SendMessage (HWND_BROADCAST, WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_MONITORPOWER, 2);

not sure what you use since your question is both is seven and XP sections. the vista way should be available in seven.
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Nirsoft works with Windows 8 (I have it here).

Download nircmd from nirsoft.net and use the "monitor off" command.

The nircmd help file describes this and you can make a batch file to run it from the desktop.
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Thank you so much for your fast reply. I am using Windows 7. I guess it should be ok
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Nircmd will work with Windows 8, windows 7 and earlier.
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How to use it. Can you tell it in a little detail ?
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Download and store nircmd where you want it.

Then:   nircmd monitor off   turns off your monitor.

I have used this and just verified it now.
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Looks like it needs several steps, and i am going doing it later. Anyway, thank you so much !
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@EESky - Thank you and I was happy to help. Once set up, it can be a one step shortcut on your desktop.
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