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How To Change Screen Orientation On Windows
December 7, 2022
The user’s preference for setting up a certain screen orientation depends on his or her needs. A vertical screen is preferable over the default Landscape orientation if you are a programmer or a streamer. However, the Horizontal screen will suffice for most users’ daily tasks.
On mobile devices, if you are playing games, streaming videos, or going through your pictures, changing the screen orientation to Landscape would be the best option.
But how do you change the screen orientation on your devices running on Windows? We will guide you through just this in today’s article.
Change Screen Orientation on Windows
On Windows, you can change the screen orientation from the Display settings, using Keyboard shortcuts, and also from the Display Control Panel. These ideas mentioned here will also help if you unknowingly changed the orientation using some key combinations and have no idea how to revert to the previous state.
Press the Windows key + I to open the Windows Settings.
Go to System > Display.
From the Scale & layout section, change the display orientation to the preferred one. Users have four orientation options to choose from; Landscape, Portrait, Landscape ( flipped), and Portrait (flipped).
In a multiple-monitor setup, you can choose the monitor and set a specific orientation for each one.
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Note: To be able to use these Keyboard shortcuts to rotate the screen, you must first enable the hotkey feature. However, on some of the newer devices, this feature is missing.
If available, use this process to enable the hotkey feature.
Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel graphics control panel.
Go to Option and Support > Hotkey Manager.
Click on Enable.
Click on the Apply button to save the changes
Here are the key combinations that you can use to change the screen orientation of your monitor.
For Portrait: Press Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow
For Landscape: Press Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow
For reverse landscape: Press Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow
For reverse-portrait: Press Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow