Hi Yohandy, I don't believe what you want to do is possible based on my understanding of the Windows API. You can put a laptop display to sleep to save battery power etc, but Windows is designed to wake up the display as soon as someone presses a key or moves the mouse around. You forget, I think, that someone sighted would have no use for such a program as you describe, and therefore that functionality was never built into the Windows API to begin with let alone programs to disable the display.
There is however an alternative way to get what you want. Someone could lower the brightness on the display, darken it, so that the text is harder to read unless you are very close to the display. That might prevent any snooping over your shoulder. HTH On 6/14/11, Yohandy <yohand...@gmail.com> wrote: > Or to anyone that might know the answer really. This isn't really audio game > based, but I feel it's important enough to bring it to everyone's attention. > Reason I mentioned Aprone specifically is that since he enjoys working on > small projects, then perhaps he's already created something like this in the > past. I'm looking for a program that's able to turn off my laptop's display. > when I go somewhere with my laptop, I get a little paranoid due to the fact > I've no idea if anyone's reading what I'm doing over my shoulder. thing is > this laptop won't allow me to turn off my display. at least not that I know > of. can this actually be done with software? I know there are programs that > can turn the display off, but as soon as one starts typing the displays > switches itself back on. this of course, makes the programs useless. I'm > willing to pay anyone that can code this as I've been looking for such a > program for a very long time and can't find one. I think it's a real > necessity for us blind computer users for piece of mind purposes. thanks for > any help you guys can provide! > > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://email@example.com. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.