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Turn off screen during HDMI playback

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Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby symbiosis » August 25th, 2015, 9:33 am

Anyone know how to do this to conserve battery power?
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby thatmakesmemad » August 28th, 2015, 10:10 am

Win key and P then select the external display only.
Don't forget to swap back before you swap back though
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby danskeman » August 28th, 2015, 11:11 am

thatmakesmemad wrote:Win key and P then select the external display only.
Don't forget to swap back before you swap back though


If you forgot, I presume a reboot sorts it?
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby thatmakesmemad » August 28th, 2015, 7:35 pm

Wouldn't know as I leave the screen on. A decent battery charger should keep it going anyway (my asus charger actually charges while using the linx unlike the stock charger).
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby vincesil » January 3rd, 2016, 8:36 pm

there is no win key on my keyboard
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby danskeman » January 4th, 2016, 11:25 am

vincesil wrote:there is no win key on my keyboard


You have to activate the standard keyboard (oxymoronic almost that the standard keyboard is not in the standard setup!).

Settings, devices, typing, add standard keyboard etc.
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Re: Turn off screen during HDMI playback

Postby thatmakesmemad » January 14th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Why would you try this without an external keyboard so you could turn the tablet display back on without power cycling ? (Without an active touchscreen you'd have to go for the forced powerdown anyway as obviously you can't slide down to power off when using the power button as per normal)
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