ScreenOff lets you turn off Windows laptop screen with a click

Desktop users can turn off their monitor screens with the button provided. But if you are using a Windows laptop, then it is not possible for you to turn off the laptop screen manually – unless of course, its manufacturer has given you an Fn keyboard shortcut. Sure the Windows 8 Power Options do let you configure the Plan Settings so that you can turn off the display after some time. But what if you just need to turn off the display on your laptop screen manually right away, without locking the laptop or putting it to Sleep?

ScreenOff Turn off Windows laptop screen

Turn off Windows laptop screen with ScreenOff

ScreenOff is a first-of-its-kind 13KB freeware that lets you turn off your Windows laptop monitor screen in a click, without putting it to Sleep. This tool does not use a batch command. It uses a SendMessage Visual Basic command to send the  system, the command to turn off the display. Moreover, it is portable tool that does not require to be installed. Nor does it ask you to download and install any specific .NET Framework version.

Simply download the zip file, extract its contents, move the folder to your Program Folder and pin the shortcut of ScreenOff.exe to your Start Screen or Taskbar.

When you need to go away and want to turn off the laptop screen, just click on its icon and the laptop monitor will be turned off. No need to lock Windows. This free tool does not put Windows to Sleep; it just turns off the laptop screen.

When you want to turn on the laptop screen, just move the mouse or touch the screen if your laptop has a touch-screen.

To create a Hotkey, right-click on its shortcut and select Properties. Under Shortcut tab, set a Shortcut key for it.

ScreenOff does not have any UI – It works in the background. The tool is useful to have around, for your Windows laptop or tablet, as it can also help you save power – especially when your device is running on battery.


ScreenOff v2 has been developed by Paras Sidhu, and has been tested on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit. Version 1.0 enabled a blank screensaver that turned the screen black. The code has been updated by the developer and in v1.1 it turns off the screen.

Like all our TWC freeware, this tool too is completely clean and free, and does not push any PUPs or 3rd-party offers.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.