Advanced Power Management

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Advanced Power Management definition

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(APM) A feature of some displays, usually but not always, on laptop computers, which turns off power to the display after a preset period of inactivity to conserve electrical power. Monitors with this capability are usually refered to as "green monitors", meaning environmentally friendly.
Not to be confused with a screen blanker which is software that causes the display to go black (by setting every pixel to black) to prevent burn-in.
(1997-08-25)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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