Many of us lock our computers when we go away from the workstation or computer for some brief amounts of time, or sometimes for longer time. Its a good practice to lock the computer while you are away, however by default the Monitor/Display remains powered ON, Music / Media playing continues to play and your IM status does not change on its own.
Monitor ES is an innovative open source utility which helps you save considerable power which is used by the display or monitor, especially the CRT monitors which consume much more power.
Monitor ES is a light weight free tool to Automatically turn off the display every time you lock your Computer. This tool is available for both Windows / Linux. This us very light weight tool and works with all version of Windows Including Windows 7.
It will not only turn off the display to save power, but also it will pause any playing Video or Music or any media. It also sets your IM status to “AWAY” while the computer is locked.
The features of this small but useful utility include :
- Automatically turnoff monitor
- Automatically pause running media programs
- Automatically IM away status message
- Mute master sound (XP)
- Turn on monitor for remote machines
- Keyboard PAUSE key to pause/play running media programs(Gives single key control)
- Custom away messages for IM
- Support 16+ Media Players
- Customizable options
- Listen to your pause status
- Very small executable file (44 KB)
- No Installation Required / Portable Software
I find this utility a real tiny and useful one which makes a lot of difference to our planet by saving Power. We all need to go green with energy saving and reducing carbon emissions.