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How to Rotate My Desktop Display!!! It's on it's side!!!

I have had many requests for this one, Oh no my desktop has been turned on it's side!!!
The desktop is rotated 90 degress either to the left or to the right and can make life rather difficult.

It is in some cases a terrifying sight.
Well we are going to set it back to the default 0 degrees, Landscape view, that we all use and have come to love.

There are to ways of doing this.
This is the first way;
On a normal desktop display, one that is in landscape 0 degree view, you should find an Nvidia green logo, placed at the bottom right hand side of your screen. Located near the Volume silver speaker icon.
Right click the Nvidia logo and navigate to Rotation Settings.
Select ROTATE 0 Degrees.

The other way is to navigate to the control panel and double click Nvidia Control Panel.
On the Left hand side under the Display heading, click Rotate Display.
Ensure to select the NO ROTATION (Landscape) Option.

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if u are using windows 7 the right click on desktop click resolution then rotate your display.

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Somehow when carrying my E4200 Laptop I pushed buttons that have rotated my screen graphics 90 degress counterclosckwise and I can't seem to figure out how to roitate back...Help!!!!

Several things you can try.

One, try using keyboard combinations as follows, CTRL and Right Arrow. If that doesn't work then try CTRL+ALT and Right Arrow. You can also try pressing the Left Arrow.

Depending on your video card installed on that laptop, you may have that management software loaded and running. If so, then right click anywhere on your desktop, as long as you don't right click on any icons, and you should see a pull down menu appear. If you see anything that says 'Orientation' or 'Rotate', click on that. You should see a selection for 0 degrees. That should put you back in the 'Home' Position.

You can turn off that feature. But it would help to know which video card you have. There are only three major types, nVidia, ATI, or Intel. If you can find out, repost your issue and give a bit more detailed response to your problem.

Hope this helps.

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My laptop screen is rotated 90 degress. how do I switch so its correct?

1 Press Ctrl + Alt + arrow (left, right, up or down) to rotate the screen.
  • Step 2 Press the hotkeys and arrow keys until you have the desired rotation. This works with most video drivers on Windows XP. If this doesn't work, proceed to Step 3.
  • Step 3 Click "Start," then "Control Panel," "Display," the "Setting" tab, and then the "Advanced" button. Check for an "Orientation" option. Select your desired orientation.
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    Press Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow all together on your keyboard, that should fix it.

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