#StackBounty: #windows-10 #multiple-monitors Automatic shut down of inactive monitors in a multi-monitor environment

Bounty: 50

I have really special needs for my multi-monitor setup on Windows 10. Depending on what I’m doing, I use 2 to 3 monitors.

When I’m working I mostly use 2 monitors – one for coding and the other for displaying the results. This means I focus on only one monitor at a time. So I would like to completely shut down (as when you disabled it from system settings or unplug it) the one which is not focused – which doesn’t contain the working and focused window. W + P doesn’t work, as it is really annoying to use because: 1) it migrates all windows to one monitor, usually making a mess of your setup; 2) it can have trouble when dealing with different resolutions, which is my case (I have a monitor constrained to 1600×1200).

When I develop in my free time, I often have 3 monitors. One is set to some kind of video (be it a tutorial I’m following or Netflix if I’m doing something really repetitive) while I work on the other ones, which should behave like described above. In this way I will have 2 active monitors – one reproducing a video and one focused – and one completely shut down.

Is there an app that allows to do this? If not, I have programming skill in C/C++ and, to a lesser extent, in Java and Phyton and a basic understanding of OS, so can you point me in the right direction to write something that would solve the problem?


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