How to Rotate Your PC’s Screen or Fix a Sideways Screen

Normally when you are working on your desktop machines and have bigger monitors, you might put your monitor in portrait mode. This can help you to view the larger content on the screen and gives you high data visibility.

Like when you are working on MS Excel and have to go through hundreds of records, the best approach can be to use your monitor in portrait mode to have a view of larger data sets. In this article, I will explain how we can rotate the screen from landscape to portrait.

Rotate Your PC’s Screen or Fix a Sideways Screen

Rotate Screen Using  Keyboard Shortcut

Press CTRL + ALT + Up arrow and your Windows desktop should return to landscape mode. You can rotate the screen to portrait or upside-down landscape, by hitting CTRL + ALT + Left Arrow, Right Arrow, or Down arrow.

 Rotate Screen Using Settings Menu   

The default way to get to the Display Settings is, right-click the Windows desktop (on a blank space where there’s no open program window) and click “Display Settings” in the pop-up menu.

Alternatively, you can launch the Display Settings. To do so, click the Start Menu and search “Settings” and open the results.

Once you get to the settings window, click on “System”

Click on “Display” on the left side of the Settings Window.

Scroll down to the “Display orientation” and choose the rotation you need. You can choose Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (Flipped), or Portrait (Flipped).

Note: If you accidentally choose the wrong one, press the Escape key to revert to the way it was before. If you like the change, click “Keep Changes.”

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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