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An incredibly lightweight utility which can be used to cut off power to your monitor to save energy or implement in other applications

editor's review



Unlike other conventional tools, the computer is nowadays responsible and capable of covering nearly every domain of activity. With the proper software components, it can be automated to process any will of the user. Small utilities, bundled up in bigger applications enable various tasks, with MpLite being capable of putting your monitor to sleep.

Instantly turns off your monitor

Rushing to download and see what the application can do might leave most individuals disappointed, but used in the right environments it can be just the right component for bigger software suites. There's no main window or interface created, and launching the executable only dims your screen until it turns black. Worry not, because moving the mouse automatically returns your desktop to default.

Part of a bigger picture

With this in mind, you might start to question this little utility's practicability. However, it does not rely on usage as is, but mostly oriented towards implementation in other applications or utilities. Coming under a GPL license, you are free to experiment with more functions in an attempt to make the best out of it.

Mostly oriented towards developers, the whole package comes equipped with all it needs, such as the source code which you can freely manipulate. In this regard, with basic coding knowledge, you can create custom applications and implement schedulers, password protection, lock methods and whatever else you consider can be built around this small foundation.

Can save small amounts of energy

On the other hand, if your computer is used as the main tool for work and you frequently need to leave your desktop unattended, you can simply launch the application to cut power to your monitor in order to both save energy, and attract as little attention as possible from prying eyes.

A few last words

All things considered, we come to the conclusion that MpLite is not your average energy-saving application to use on a regular basis, but it can be one of its purposes. With the deployment package offering both the backbone and result, while also distributed under a GPL license, it can be manipulated in such a way to make it suit your needs.

MpLite was reviewed by Mircea Dragomir
Last updated on November 19th, 2014

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