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    Run a program when Windows powers monitor on and off?

    WinXP PRO SP3.

    Is there a way I can run a program when my system wants to power down the monitor (either using the screen saver feature or the advanced power settings, I don't care,) and then run another program when I want it to wake back up (by moving the mouse or hitting a key?)

    I ideally, it would be best if Windows can do this natively, but if not, maybe there is a third party software solution?

    Thanks,
    Mark.

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    This thread indicates it may be possible to monitor the power state, but you would need to run a program periodically - via Task Scheduler - to check the power state.

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi Mark ,
    If I'm correctly understanding you ... what you want should be easily obtained through adjusting the power scheme being run ...
    To do so .... Left Click on Desktop , Right Click on Properties , LC to open the Screensaver tab ... Left Click 'Power' button ( lower right ) . Pick one of the preset power schemes ... or design your own . If say you set the 'Turn off Monitor' entry to 5 minutes .... after no use of keyboard or mouse for 5 minutes , your monitor would go black .... Wiggling the mouse will wake it up again ...

    Cheers ,

    Evan .

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