Windows lets you set a timeout to send the standby command to a monitor and "turn it off." So, for example, after 10 minutes windows will tell the monitor to go into standby. What I'm wondering is: is this an exe file trigger, or something I could run manually? I would LOVE to put a shortcut to kill the monitor in my quicklaunch. I have done something similar by calling the screensaver exe without actually sending it an arguement of which screensaver to load (just set up a shartcut to C:WINDOWSsystem32scrnsave.scr) which will black out the screen- but I would love to take it one step further. Any ideas?