This post provides two ways in which you can disable second monitor on a Dual Monitor Windows Computer. The first method is to use Windows Control Panel and second method is to use system tray menu of MurGeeMon. In order to disable second monitor, you do not need to remove cables or anything else. Yes even when the second monitor is disabled, it does draws a little power, but allows you to enable the Second Monitor with Keyboard and Mouse.
The above method allows you to create a Desktop Shortcut to Disable or Turn Off Second Monitor. Yes you can even create a Desktop Shortcut to Enable or Turn On Second Monitor in a similar way. The above Screenshot displays a Screen for creating Dual Monitor Shortcut with MurGeeMon. This way of disabling or enabling Second Monitor gives you flexibility and total control over your Second Monitor. In case you do have any shortcuts or application windows on second monitor, they will move to the primary monitor automatically.
The Second Method to Disable Second Monitor is to launch Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet. The above screenshot displays how to launch the Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet by doing a Right Click on the Desktop. Once you have the Screen Resolution Control Panel Applet, open, you can Turn Off Second or any other Monitor connected to your Windows Computer.
The MurGeeMon which is a Dual Monitor Software provides quick and easy ways to control Monitor, Mouse, Wallpaper, Monitor Resolution and almost everything related to Monitors on a Dual or Multiple Monitor Windows Computer. Using this software also provided a Windows Version independent way to control Dual or Multiple Monitors. Once you have disabled Second Monitor using any of the methods outlined above, you can also enable it back and use the Monitor in Extended Mode.