When you use a computer, especially a laptop, for important work abroad, where we do not want strangers to see its details, there is a feature that dims the screen and turns it black without locking the account or hibernating Windows. In this post, we’ll learn how to create a hotkey to momentarily activate dimming.
Download a simple NirCmd tool from NirSoft that allows us to perform useful tasks silently in the background via CMD and then extract the tool’s driver files to an easily accessible location. Then open this folder and type “cmd” in the address bar to open the command prompt directly inside the tools folder as shown
When the CMD window opens, copy and paste the following command and press Enter
nircmd.exe cmdshortcutkey “~%folder.desktop%” “TurnOFF Screen” “CTRL+SHIFT+T” screen off
A new shortcut appears on the desktop called TurnOFF Screen, which turns off the computer screen when you double-click it.
The process can be further accelerated by pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + T, which will dim the screen completely. By moving the mouse pointer or pressing any button on the keyboard, it will be activated and this hotkey can be easily activated. modified from shortcut options.
– tool: NirCmd