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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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How to turn off cb screen when connected to external display?

I have my Toshiba connected via HDMI to DVI to an external LED screen. How do I turn off the chromebook screen and only have the external display on?
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Turning off CB screen...

Hi there...

I've had my CB successfully connected to my TV and I'm rather interested in your needs to turn off the CB screen, after connecting to an external monitor...

In the process of such connections, I thought the idea was, that what you viewed on the TV (etc) was a mirrored image of that which was on the CB screen ~ at that time... If you switched the CB screen off, wouldn't that also cut the image on the external equipment: one being a mirrored image of the other...

I'd be interested in your findings, one way or the other...

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Hi there...

I've had my CB successfully connected to my TV and I'm rather interested in your needs to turn off the CB screen, after connecting to an external monitor...

In the process of such connections, I thought the idea was, that what you viewed on the TV (etc) was a mirrored image of that which was on the CB screen ~ at that time... If you switched the CB screen off, wouldn't that also cut the image on the external equipment: one being a mirrored image of the other...

I'd be interested in your findings, one way or the other...

Regards...

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There are two options when using an external monitor with CB:

Mirror which is what you described.

Or you can make the external monitor the primary one. So what ever you do on the CB is only visible on the external monitor. The CB monitor just stays on the desktop view.

What I want is to be able to turn of the CB screen while watching a movie via CB on a external monitor.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 01:29 AM
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I must look into that Donlogan... It sounds like an interesting little project ... I'll see if I can find an answer...

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CONTROL-[full-screen-key] toggles screen modes.
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Changing screens...

Thanks Makonnen... That's good information that will come in very useful...

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've learned that if you have the CB connected to an external monitor and have it be the primary screen you can close your CB and the external monitor will come back on after going blank for a few seconds.

Now that's what I wanted BUT after the external monitor comes back on the movie that I have streaming switches from full screen back to in the web browser. So I have the external monitor playing the movie in full screen and as soon as I close the CB and the external monitor comes back on, it's no longer in full screen mode...which is what I want to stream the movie in.
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With an external keyboard and/or mouse this problem is solved.

After closing the CB, hit any key or move mouse to wake up CB. Hit full screen.

Loving my CB so far.
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If someone is still looking for a way to turn off the chromebook screen without actually closing it, you just need to click F6/Dim the sceen until it turns off ().
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