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Extended desktop rotated, can't turn back.

My primary computer is my laptop but I use an extended desktop on a second monitor. Stupidly, I turned my keyboard upside-down and banged it against my desk to remove some crumbs. I don't know what I hit, but my displays became disoriented. One was upside-down and the other was 90 degrees off.

I have figured out that hitting Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys will let me turn my display around. However, it turns both monitors at the same time so I can only get one to orient the correct way while the other is always 90 degrees different from the first.

I have tried turning off my extended desktop and restarting, but when I re-extended the desktop, it was still oriented incorrectly.

I also tried turning off my extended desktop and tried to use Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys to orient my primary monitor (the laptop) to the same wrong orientation as the secondary monitor. I was hoping that I could then re-extended the desktop and rotate them both together to the correct orientation. But when I turned off my extended desktop, pressing Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys no longer rotated the desktop on my laptop at all.

Does anyone know how to rotate a single monitor at a time? I don't think it matters, but my laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad, my secondary monitor is an Acer, and my keyboard is an Logitech.

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Click on the extended monitor which is out of sync with the main monitor and click CTRL + ALT + UP

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Go to Control Panel -> Screen resolution ->Orientation in this box choose Landscape.

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Disable one and fix it then disable the other and fix it voila

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