[Solved] Black screen

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[Solved] Black screen

Post by gbone » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:51 pm

I listen to internet radio stations and I would prefer to have a black screen and just have the audio. Is there a shortcut that could blank out the video while retaining the audio?
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Re: Black screen

Post by Moem » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:25 am

Is this a laptop or a desktop? If it's a desktop, you could simply switch the monitor off...
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Re: Black screen

Post by gbone » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:34 am

I am using a laptop. Sometimes I hook up the HDMI cable to the television and use the sound on the tv. But then I still just want background music with no disrupting video.

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Re: Black screen

Post by MrEen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:52 am

I just found something you might want to try. Download this image: https://wallpapercave.com/wp/DTvUQor.jpg

Now open the image in Xviewer, then press F11.

Presto, blacknesso.

Hope that helps.

Hit F11 again to get back control of your desktop. The image is 1920x1080. A larger desktop may require a larger image.

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[Solved] Re: Black screen

Post by gbone » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:08 pm

Fantastic!!!
That's going to work just fine.
Thank you!

I've noticed that all these 'new' televisions cannot have a blank or dark screen. In the old tvs one could turn a knob and blank out the screen. This shows how much of an electronic prison we are now in as we are force fed audio and video. Even if we choose to turn off the tv/laptop, we are supposedly being monitored by an active camera and microphones in the 'switched off' tv/laptop.

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Re: [Solved] Black screen

Post by MrEen » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:17 pm

Hey, that's great. Glad I could help! :)

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