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My screen has been accidentally rotated 90 or 180 degrees, how do I resolve?

If you portable display has been accidentally rotated 90 or 180 degrees this is easily returned to normal for the Intel Graphics Display by pressing the following keystroke:
CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW

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after dropping the mouse the screen turned 90 degrees counterclockwise


Probably not the monitor but a software issue. Depending on what OS/graphics driver you use you can rotate the screen. I would need to do is find the setting and rotate it back to normal. For instance if you are using XP and integrated intel graphics you can right click anywhere on the desktop area, left click on graphic options and rotate 90, 180, or 270 degrees. If you run NVIDIA you can right click on your desktop area and click on NIVIDIA control panel. From there find rotation settings and choose what you need to return your display to normal.

Mar 04, 2011 | Acer X203H bd Monitor

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i accidentally rotated my display 90 degrees. how do i get it back to normal?



For XP:

Within Windows XP, certain video drivers or graphics card chipsets supporting 180 degree screen rotation can cause the Windows XP display to be presented upside down. This can be (but is not always) tied to lowering the screen resolution in some accessibility programs.
To revert to a right-side up display, hold down the CTRL, ALT and UP (arrow) keys.


Try it if you have Vista or Win7


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Feb 19, 2011 | Dell Vostro 1400 Intel Core 2 Duo T5270...

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desktop display on notebook is turned on its side windows XP OS. How do I rotate display back to normal?


What has probably happened is you accidentaly rotated your desktop for 90 degrees, and you'll need to revert to the previous default setting of zero degrees rotation.
At the Desktop, right-click and select Properties from the popup menu. Then, go to the Settings tab, and click the Advanced button (it's in the lower right quadrant) and go to your graphics card and go to the graphics chip's settings tab (my Intel based graphics card's advanced tab is labeled as Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver, if your PC has ATi it should be labeled ATI Settings or alike). Then look for a setting that allows for rotating the screen/desktop/image (the name of the option will depend on the model of your graphic card), and select a rotation setting of zero degrees.

Jan 15, 2011 | Dell Latitude D630 PC Notebook

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Display is completely upside down


Try connecting it to a different computer. If it's upside-down on another computer, then the panel is probably mounted upside-down. If it can be removed from the stand, remove it and see if it can be mounted the other way.

If it's correct on another computer, then your graphics settings are incorrect. Assuming you're running Windows, go to Display Properties, Settings tab, click Advanced button, look for a tab describing your video adapter (usually ATI or NVIDIA). In the video adapter's setup there is usually a Rotation option. The rotation option may be set to 180-degrees instead of Normal or 0-degrees.

Apr 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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screen has rotated 180 degrees


I have lots of Dell monitors and none of them has the ability to flip the screen orientation built into them. What I suspect has happened is he accidentally hit a keystroke combination that activated a feature in your video card driver. If you have the built-in Intel Extreme Graphics read this link and let us know if it helps. http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/stupid-windows-features-monitor-display-turns-sideways-or-upside-down/

Dec 30, 2006 | Dell E173FPc 17" TFT LCD Flat Panel...

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