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Monitor problem We have a dell monitor and our son has somehow rotated the picture 90 degrees . can you tell us how to restore the picture back to normal

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Re: monitor problem

I have seen this before. The computer I did this on, while holding down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys you press one of the arrow keys to rotate the screen. Depending on the arrow key, determines how much rotation you want. This might not be the solution you want.

It is the display adapter software that does this. You will need to go to your display adapter software to get the correct key bindings. I am not talking about the "desktop display settings". If you have an nvidia graphics card then it will be the nvidia graphics adapter software that you installed. Not the driver, but the software that allows you to tweak your graphics adapter.

My advise, use that software to rotate your screen to the correct orientation, then disable those key bindings.

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Computer users occasionally have a need to rotate, or "flip," a monitor display to be better able to read long documents or to view pictures. Because rotating a computer screen is such a basic function, modern operating systems (Windows XP and up) include hot keys and display options that enable the user to rotate the computer screen by 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Rotating the computer screen allows for more display options. For instance, when rotated 90 degrees, a 1680x1050 monitor becomes a 1050x1680 monitor, which provides more vertical pixels than a standard display.

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Minimize any windows or programs to the taskbar. Click the desktop. Press "CTRL" + "ALT" at the same time. Press one of the arrow keys to flip the monitor orientation by 90, 180 or 270 degrees. 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. b> Windows 7 Monitor Orientation b> 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. Hope this helps


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My screen is side ways how do i put it back to normal

Do you have a rotating monitor? There are a few that can be rotated 90 degrees in the plane of the screen for a "portrait view" instead of the standard landscape view, and they will automatically swap horizontal and vertical signals as needed. If you have one of these, the position detector switch is stuck in the wrong position. You may be able to get it unstuck by rotating to the other position and back again.

There are some programs (e. g., Acrobat Reader) that let you rotate the view of the file you have open, but that only affects the contents of the window, not everything on the screen. I'm not aware of a program that rotates the full screen view for the entire system.

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My computer monitor display changed from being horizontal to vertical how can I change it back?

If you have an Nvidia Graphics card then on the bottom right hand side of your task bar, next to the time, it's a green icon. A Nvidia logo is displayed. Left click on it and move your mouse over rotation settings, should be set to rotate 0 degrees.
Can also access through control panel, then Nvidia control panel, then on the left menu rotate display, set it to no rotation 0 degrees.
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My monitor is displaying sideways on a hp montior

It sounds to me like you have Hotkeys enabled and accidently pressed them.

To rotate screen view you can do the following using the keyboard arrow keys in conjunction with pressing CTRL key and ALT key at same time:

Ctrl-Alt-Up - right side up

Ctrl-Alt-Right - 90 degrees

Ctrl-Alt-Down - 180 degrees

Ctrl-Alt-Left - 270 degrees

To locate HotKeys and disable navigate here:

Start >> Control Panel >> Display >> Settings >> Advanced

Subject to your monitor/graphics card you may need to click a few mor tabs to see HotKeys.

Hope this helps. Best Regards -md

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My screen is upside down and my mouse right and left side are reversed, how can I change it back?

On my shuttle, there is a combination of button to turn the screen 90 degrees to the left or right. Something Like CTRL + ALT + Up Arrow or CTRL + SHIFT + arrow or ALT + SHIFT + Arrow , to rotate to different angle , also there are Viewing options in your display drivers. In the ATI control panel, there is a tab rotation to rotate the desktop 90 degrees to the right or left or 180 °

Try this.

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right clik on the desktop and select graphic options then choose rotation. set to normal mode. fine ???

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This should be a very fast fix.
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Depends on what video card you have. Most of them:

RIght Click on Blank Desktop area
Choose Properties
Click on the Settings Tab
Click on the Advance Button
Look for a Tab that says "Rotation"
Set it back to 0 degrees or Landscape

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My screen has turned 90 degrees to the right and i cant fix it... i used the keyboard and must have pressed a couple of buttons together but now its gone stupid please can you tell me what buttons to press...

Usually, if you have an Intel graphics card (Most of these come onboard a Motherboard) then you have pressed Ctrl-Alt Left or Ctrl-Alt-Right. Try Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Up or Ctrl-Alt-Down. This should put your screen back to the right rotation.

To disable this, there should be a blue monitor icon in the bottom right hand status bar. You can disable the keyboard shortcuts by right clicking on that icon and selecting disable shortcuts (or something like that)

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Monitor output

there are 2 is from the monitor settings..check there and the second one is check the properties of your display adapter from your computer which ussulay is shown in right click on descktop...,or in control panel.
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