1. patstar5's Avatar
    I simply want my screen to stay off on my dell venue 11 pro while everything else remains on. I do not want it to go to sleep.
    On my mac it it so simple, I just run caffeine and hold down the brightness key until screen is off!
    I have been searching for the last 2 hours on how to do this on window's and I can't find anything!
    Stupid Microsoft! What were you thinking! I am about to throw my tablet out the window!
    Well I am shutting the lid and going to sleep, I will be getting anther Mac when I goto college because Microsoft can't figure this out.

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    01-11-2015 11:23 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Control Panel>Power Options>Choose when to turn off the display
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    I have an ASUS laptop, but it works the same for all Windows 8.1 laptops.
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Control Panel>Power Options>Choose when to turn off the display
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    I have an ASUS laptop, but it works the same for all Windows 8.1 laptops.
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    01-11-2015 11:31 PM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    What Laura said is best. Another option, if you need it to turn off instantly, you can open the charms bar, press Devices > Project > Second Screen > Second Screen Only. Your display will turn off until you touch the display whether you have another screen plugged in or not.
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    01-12-2015 02:30 AM
  5. patstar5's Avatar
    When I do the second screen option it saids it turns back on because I don't have second screen connected.
    As for the power options, if I do that, will it just turn screen off and not put to sleep?
    Well apparently my computer was still running even with lid close, office finished downloading and installing.
    I didn't think dell venue 11 pro supported connected standby?

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    01-12-2015 06:52 AM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    When I do the second screen option it saids it turns back on because I don't have second screen connected.
    As for the power options, if I do that, will it just turn screen off and not put to sleep?
    Well apparently my computer was still running even with lid close, office finished downloading and installing.
    I didn't think dell venue 11 pro supported connected standby?

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    A lot of the tablets don't have the option to turn screen off but stay on. I'm on the 8 inch Insignia Windows 8 Tablet and I dont have the option.

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    And weird that the project option does that to you. Again on my 8 inch Windows 8 tablet that doesn't happen.
    01-12-2015 12:55 PM
  7. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    That Caffeine software you mentioned for Mac is available for Windows as well, you know...
    Caffeine
    Laura Knotek and berty6294 like this.
    01-13-2015 06:07 PM
  8. patstar5's Avatar
    That Caffeine software you mentioned for Mac is available for Windows as well, you know...
    Caffeine
    Yes I have it on my dell and MacBook.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Oneplus One
    01-16-2015 09:34 AM

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