Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Wtf? Second power switch? What kinda monitors are you using?
I actually wish my monitor had a hard power switch.
Instead it sits there draining a small amount of power for all eternity and shining a "Hey look at me, I am off" LED into my room. If it had a switch, I could just turn that shit off.
My old monitor (dell 1905fp...aka...best monitor evar!!!!) at least had three light modes: Off (no light), Standby (solid orange light), On (solid green light) and none of the lights were particularly bright.
My new monitor (korean 27" with awesome panel but poor design/build) instead has Off (red light to remind you it is off), Standby (blinking blue LED), On (solid blue LED). This wouldn't be a huge deal except the blue LED is stupidly bright and the monitor is in my bedroom...so when it blinks in the dark, you can see that shit when lying in bed and looking the other way.
I don't get the fascination with blue LEDs on everything. I know it was cool when they first figured out how to make LEDs blue...but they are all so damned piercingly bright. On my work monitors, I have drawn over the LEDs with black sharpie to suitably dim them.