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I just want to listen to the music, but I have to wait for more than 5 minutes until the led turns off, what can I do about it?

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You could just open up the terminal and type this:

xset dpms force off

Once you press Enter to execute the command, it'll turn off your monitor instantly. This works with every X server. If you press a key or move a mouse, it goes back on (maybe you want to change a song or something). I'm using this method to listen to the music all of the time.

  • Is there a way to get this to work with an external monitor attached? It turns off both and then they turn right back on. – RolandiXor Aug 4 '15 at 17:16
  • It would be good if elementary OS offered an easier way to do this. The UX people may have a view about this, but I think it should be related to the lock screen initiation. For example, if Super+L locks the screen, holding Super and pressing L twice would turn off the back light. – andrew79 Aug 4 '15 at 17:28
  • @andrew79 that discussion should be taken to launchpad or another location. – RolandiXor Aug 4 '15 at 18:35
  • @RolandiXor agreed. I have submitted a report here: bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1481461 – andrew79 Aug 4 '15 at 20:41
  • I believe that this should be reported as a blueprint, not a bug. Regardless of that, adding a keyboard shortcut to execute the command is trivial. @RolandiXor I don't have an external monitor available at the moment, so it's impossible for me to test out different methods I know of. – r3bl Aug 4 '15 at 22:06

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