Updated: April 14, 2023
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How to make computer turn on the monitor automatically when turning it on

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
Could you please tell me, what monitor do you have?

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It is HP, correct?

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it is annoying to have to press start button on the monitor after pressing start button on the computer. I would like one click turning both on

Could you please tell me, do you press the start button on the monitor after you turn off your PC?

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yes, as turning off computer leaves the monitor button still lit up

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In order for the Monitor to start with the PC, you don't need to press the button to turn it off.
I understand that the light stays on, but your monitor will automatically with your computer.

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the problem starts with the monitor NOT turning on after the computer is turned on without my pressing button on the monitor. on my old computer, one click to start the computer turned both the computer on and the monitor on. that is the setup I would like on my new computer

Could you please tell me, do you press the button to turn off the monitor after you shut down the PC?

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Yes, but monitor stays on unless I click on the monitor button - ie it takes two separate actions, which is what is annoying

Have you tried not clicking the button when you turn off your PC and see if it turns on when you boot up again?

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no, as I do not want to leave the monitor on when I close the computer for a period of time.

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*****, that is the only way to make your monitor start up with your PC.

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I will try that now ; however, it will not have done with a two click process.

Great! I will be waiting!

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i have tried; the monitor does not turn off but simply goes into dormant mode, with the light still showing, and therefore the power into it on. when computer restarted, the monitor wakes up. However, leaving the monitor dormant leaves it still powered on and that is not what I want when I go away from the computer for a longer period of time. In short, I need a setup as in my old computer with computer button switching both computer and monitor on and off.

You don't have to click any buttons on your monitor when you turn off your computer.
If you don't want to turn it on separately again.
Please don't worry about that light, it's okay when your computer is off.

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Sorry to repeat myself: but if I don't turn click the off button on the monitor, it stays powered on - I cannot leave it powered on all the time. If after starting computer I do not click on the monitor button, the monitor does not come on. As we seem to be going round in circles, I think I will try and find out if there is some way of getting into the settings for the monitor and if there is an option for its automatic start when the computer starts.

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May I ask why you cannot leave it powered?

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the obvious answer is that when I am away for some time, I need to have all electrical appliances of choice turned off for safety to ensure there is no chance of them overheating or indeed using power when not needed.

In this case, unfortunately, you'll have to turn it off every time.

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thanks for help; Good night now.

Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

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No, thank you so much and good night

Thank you so much for your understanding!

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thank you so much. Kind regards, *****

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