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How to rotate screen on Windows computer or flip it to fit the display

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  • Windows lets you flip or rotate the screen in four directions
  • This setting is there in order to support all kind of displays
  • The screen orientation can be changed from display settings

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Microsoft Windows, like Android, is designed to run on a multitude of devices ranging from tablets to desktop PCs. Since the display orientation varies from device to device, Microsoft has integrated an option to flip or rotate the screen to suit the display of your personal device. In case you’re wondering how to rotate screen on Windows computer, the process is fairly simple as well.

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Whether you are a victim of a prank where someone has flipped your screen or need to adjust the screen for the latest device you brought, you can easily rotate/flip it to normal. The below guide works on all Windows version from Windows 7 to Windows 10. So without any further ado, let’s take a look at how you can rotate the screen on Windows or flip it.

How to rotate screen on Windows computer: step-by-step guide

How to rotate screen on Windows

How to rotate screen on Windows

First thing’s first, make sure that you are on Windows 7 and above. You can check this by right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and click on Properties. Once you are sure, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click on a blank space on the desktop
  2. Click ‘Display Settings’ in the pop-up menu
  3. On the display page, choose the display you need to rotate (In case you have more than one connected)
  4. Click on the ‘Orientation’ bar
  5. From the drop-down menu choose from landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped), and portrait (flipped)
  6. If you click on a wrong one by mistake, press ‘Esc’ on the keyboard and choose again
  7. When you are satisfied with the way your screen looks, click ‘Keep Changes’

Windows also has several keyboard shortcuts for rotating or flipping the display. These shortcuts are disabled in the latest version of Windows 10 but if you are on an older version, you can use below shortcuts to change the display orientation.

  1. Landscape – CTRL + ALT + Up
  2. Landscape (flipped) – CTRL + ALT + Down
  3. Portrait
  4. Portrait (flipped)
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