M_off Alternatives

    M_off is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to M_off for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is MonitorES (Monitor Energy Saver), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like M_off are Monitor Off Utility (Free), Display Power Off Utility (Free, Open Source), ScreenOff (Free) and m_lock (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 7, 2021

    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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    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
      Save power! Turn off your monitor and lock your computer to prevent unauthorized access using m_lock. A very useful tool for laptop users.
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    4. A simple, light weight, easy to use power management applet that switches off your computer's display screen. with just a single click, it's the quickest way to turn off the display.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A Windows utility that lets you turn off the monitor power instantly
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    5. Sordum Monitor off Software is an Utility to Switch Off your Desktop or Laptop Monitor with single Mouse click or by pressing a Keyboard key combination.
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    6. 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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    7. Very small and simple utility to turn off PC or Notebook monitor without waiting. Very useful to save battery life and/or energy consumption.
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