Linux – How to turn off screen with shortcut in Linux

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Since my monitor takes an awful lot of time to turn back on after being physically turned off, I'm looking for a command or a simple utility to turn off my screen with a shortcut. Setting a black screensaver is not satisfactory; I want the screen to "hibernate" (the same effect I would get by turning off the computer while leaving the screen physically on).

The same question for Windows: How can I make my screen blank by a shortcut?

Best Answer

Try using

xset dpms force off

to force the screen to turn off.

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