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Hi guys, I'm currently rendering a 3D animation which is going to take a few days non stop. I'm not sure what to do with my monitor. If I turn it off, when I turn it on again all the windows get resized which is annoying but I can deal with it. I cant find a sleep timer which turns the screen off after a certain amount of time of non usage and I dont really want to leave it on as it produces heat (I have set the brightness right down which is helping) and mainly because I'm concerned about screen burn. What would you guys suggest?

Thanks smile.gif


EDIT: Ive just turned the brightness and contrast to 0 and the screen is black. Think this is the best way from now on as it defeats possible screen burn, resized windows and it hardly emits any heat.
Edited by 8564dan - 4/16/12 at 2:48pm
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post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post

I cant find a sleep timer which turns the screen off after a certain amount of time of non usage

Windows includes one. Search the start menu for power options, then change the plan settings to turn off the display after however many minutes you want.
     
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Of course, I should've realised lol. Will that resize the Windows though?
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post #4 of 10
I know what you mean. The U2711 has that issue when you turn off the display when using DisplayPort. I use this solution and am very happy with it. I think you'll find it a lot more convenient than having to fiddle with contrast settings.

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn Off the Monitor
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post

Of course, I should've realised lol. Will that resize the Windows though?

I have no idea since I've never used a displayport screen before. Only way to know would be to try it.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post

I have no idea since I've never used a displayport screen before. Only way to know would be to try it.

It's not a problem that DisplayPort screens have, it's just an issue that is U2711 specific. Also it only happens when you turn off the monitor manually, not if the monitor is sleeping.
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post #7 of 10
Ah, then it should work. All the power management will do is sleep the monitor, so the windows should stay put.
     
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post #8 of 10
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Ok, thanks guys. I still have 24 hours left to render my first camera atm but when that is done I will configure the power options smile.gif. For now, brightness and contrast are 0 lol.
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post #9 of 10
I have the same problem with my HP zr30w when using the display port. It's annoying but must be something to do with the display port
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post

I have the same problem with my HP zr30w when using the display port. It's annoying but must be something to do with the display port

Check my post above (#4) for a solution. It's also way more convenient if you have multiple monitors. Instead of powering each one down you can just double click a shortcut on your desktop and be done with it.
Edited by jdip - 4/16/12 at 4:32pm
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