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I pressed a key and now my screen has rotated upside down

HOW DO I ROTATE IT BACK THE RIGHT WAY UP

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Hi.

Hold down CTRL and ALT, then use the cursor keys to rotate the display back to normal.

Or, open the Start Menu, and go to Control Panel.
Click "All Control Panel Items", then Display, then look for "Adjust Resolution"
If you see "orientation", click on it, and select "Landscape".


Regards.

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Restore by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus the up arrow key.
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Perhaps you built your own monitor, and the screen is displaying at the wrong angle now that it's all set up. Maybe you installed a new graphics card or driver, and it appears something has gone horribly wrong. It's possible you're just being creative, and think it would be cool to lay your monitor on its side and still be able to use the computer. Or, most likely, your cat or kids pressed some mysterious key combination which rotated your screen for you, and you can't get it back. Don't worry; getting your screen to rotate 90 degrees is easier than you think.



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