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Rotating screen view

I'd like to rotate the screen so that the widescreen becomes a long screen. what settings do i need to change to make all the applications rotate on the screen with it?

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  • lanzat Dec 18, 2008

    I rotate the screen to be vertical, but the desktop remains horizontal. Would like to be able to use the screen vertically, but currently, cannot.

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To change the orientation of the display you need to change settings on the video card properties. Just physically changing the orientation of the LCD will not change the display on it. (Generic options to follow are : Right click on desktop > click properties > click tab settings > click advanced > click on tab of video card name > you should find the rotation option on this window)
NOTE : if these options are not available, high probability that your video card does not support orientation / rotation of display.

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Minimize any windows or programs to the taskbar. Click the desktop.

Press "CTRL" + "ALT" at the same time.


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The left arrow rotates the computer screen 90 degrees; the down arrow rotates the computer screen 180 degrees; the right arrow rotates the computer screen 270 degrees; the up arrow resets the monitor orientation.


Rotate the computer screen in Windows Vista by opening the Control Panel, searching for "Tablet PC" and changing the "Orientation" drop box to the desired rotation.


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Click the Start menu at the lower-left hand part of the screen, and open the Control Panel.


Select "Display," then click "Change display settings" from the left column.

When using multiple monitors, select the monitor that you would like to rotate.


Click the drop box next to the "Orientation:" option. Select the desired rotation and click "Apply." Click "Keep Changes" or "Revert," depending on preference.


Click "Apply" in the Display Settings window.

Click "OK" to finish.


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