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GeneralWhen there's nothing on a monitor, shouldn't it go blank/ black automatically? Pin
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Alright, perhaps the idiosyncratic mouse mentioned was a poor choice of a computer object to use in a description of the environment seen in the image to which I pointed.

The desktop wallpaper. Let us assume that that's what I'm seeing on that backplane there on the wall (poor choice of words, I know ... cheapness at the expense of expedience), if I were to go into "Personalize" and switch from "Background/Picture" to "Background/Solid Color/Black" I would perhaps gain no-picture and both of those displays would show BLACK as the desktop color. Yes?

Perhaps not, right? Because I see on the table where the keyboard is placed that perhaps the desktop color is lime green and there is currently an open window displaying Codeproject on a web browser and there's no oil platform anywhere behind any of the stuff displayed there. Assume now then that that lime green monitor is being designated as the MAIN DISPLAY. But perhaps not again; both of those monitors, attached to some video cards, might be primary and lime green because they are being STRETCHED (MOSAIC'D/whatever) under the control of that video card. Whatever the case might be, I'd expect whatever background displayed on the MAIN DISPLAY to always be powered up in the normal running of the OS.

Even if there was no mouse cursor being used on the MAIN DISPLAY?

That is not a possibility is it? No icons; a possibility.

Anyway ... to put a period where a period is due in this thread, if on one of many extraneous monitors attached to one or more video cards on one computer, there were no icons, no toolbars, no open windows, etc ... I would expect that the blackness (yes I refer directly to the background "Solid Color" chosen in the "Personalize" dialog) would usurp any tendency for that monitor to actively display any signs of being powered-on ... and appear completely signalless and dark.
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