As an IT administrator, it is not only important to understand how to set up and maintain a multi-monitor setup, but also how to manage the display settings on each of the monitors. One of the most common questions that arise is whether or not it is possible to put one of the displays to sleep.
The short answer is yes, it is possible to put one of the displays in a multi-monitor setup to sleep. However, doing so requires a few extra steps depending on the operating system being used.
In Windows 10, the process is fairly straightforward. First, right click on the desktop and select “Display Settings.” From here, select the monitor that you would like to put to sleep, and then click the “Advanced Settings” link. In the “Power Settings” section, you can then select the “Sleep” option. Once selected, the monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after a certain amount of time.
For Mac users, the process is slightly different. First, open the System Preferences application, and then select the “Displays” option. From here, select the “Display” tab, and then select the monitor that you would like to put to sleep. Finally, select the “Sleep” option, and the monitor will enter sleep mode after a certain amount of time.
It is important to note that putting one of the displays to sleep will not affect the other displays in the setup. This means that the other displays will continue to remain active, regardless of whether or not one of them is sleeping.
It is also important to note that putting one of the displays to sleep is not the same as powering it off. When a display is put to sleep, it is still consuming power, though at a much lower rate than when it is active. As such, it is important to remember to power off any displays that are not in use in order to conserve energy.
In conclusion, putting one of the displays to sleep in a multi-monitor setup is possible, though it does require a few extra steps depending on the operating system being used. It is also important to remember that this process does not affect the other displays in the setup, and that powering off any unused displays is necessary to conserve energy.