m_lock Alternatives

    m_lock is described as 'Save power! Turn off your monitor and lock your computer to prevent unauthorized access using m_lock. A very useful tool for laptop users'. There are more than 10 alternatives to m_lock for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is MonitorES (Monitor Energy Saver), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like m_lock are Monitor Off Utility (Free), M_off (Free), Display Power Off Utility (Free, Open Source) and ScreenOff (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2020

    1. MonitorES is a small windows utility that helps you to turnoff monitor display when you lock down your machine.

      Discontinued

      Github page is archived, the links on Github for documentation point to a dead site.

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    2. Monitor Off Utility is a free program that allows you to take control of your monitor's built-in energy saving features. You can setup your own custom keyboard shortcuts or setup a shortcut on your desktop or system tray.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Save power! Turn off your monitor while listening to music, downloading etc., using m_off. A very useful tool for laptop users. The display of your laptop consumes most of the power, turning of the screen when it is not required, saves energy and enhances the battery life.
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    3. Display power off utility. Allows to power off desktop/notebook display and optionally lock workstation. Useful for keeping display's USB hub active while display is in power save mode.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ScreenOff is a freeware that lets you turn off the display on your Windows laptop monitor screen in a click, without putting it to Sleep. Turn it back on by moving the mouse.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      There are times when you just want to listen to some music on your notebook/laptop and want the display (LCD) of your notebook to remain off while the lid is still open, while there are small amount of notebook manufacturer’s who provide this simple option of turning off the...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A Windows utility that lets you turn off the monitor power instantly
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    4. MonitorOff is a simple utility that can turn off a monitor on command using the Windows API. It does one thing and does it well, never runs in the background and no configuration is needed. An ideal utility for saving power when standby is not necessary.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Wizmo is a multi-purpose, miscellaneous Windows function, "catch all" with a growing list of uncommon but useful features and capabilities.
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    5. Turn Off the monitor - for occasions you wish to save laptop battery while still running a task, listening to music etc...
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