I came across this tool and think it’s awesome. I’ve been using it for a while and it works well.
MonitorES is a small windows utility that turns off your monitor when you lock your machine. It can also pause all running media programs and play when you return.
Alternatively, there is MonitorES Lite for low end & corporate machines which only has the turn off monitor feature and is also available as an MSI for easy deployment.Submit / Comment on Hacker News