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Windows 7: Desktop rotated 90 degerees


26 Jan 2012   #1

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Desktop rotated 90 degerees

I volunteer at an elementary school and one of the kids today played with the keyboard and rotated the desktop 90 degrees. I could not figure out to get it back vertical. Any suggestions?

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26 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

Right click on desktop,click on Screen resolution,select landscape,apply,Keep changes.

Or click on Start\Control Panel\Display\Adjust resolution,select landscape,apply,Keep changes.

During these steps it may help if you hold the mouse upside down.


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26 Jan 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Does the PC use an Nvidia card by any chance? Try this key combination :

CTRL+ALT+ARROW KEYS

Regards,
Golden
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26 Jan 2012   #4

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the response. i'll give your suggestions a try next ti,e I'm in the computer room. That will be next Thursday and I'll let you know.

Thanks very much.
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26 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

No worries. If the key combinations do not work, and it is an Nvidia card, try this option in the Nvidia Control Panel (access it by right-clicking on your dekstop).

Regards,
Golden


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26 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Same thing happened to me when my cat decided to take a shortcut across the keyboard. Panais' suggestion is what worked for me. Difficult with a trackpad, however.
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26 Jan 2012   #7

windows xp proffesional x64 edition
 
 

And if this ever happens with an ATI graphics card, use Catalyst Control Center's pop-up menu to rotate the screen back to normal. Also good for mounting monitors sideways from strange crossfire uses.
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27 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chilidawg View Post
Same thing happened to me when my cat decided to take a shortcut across the keyboard. Panais' suggestion is what worked for me. Difficult with a trackpad, however.
Cats!!

I'm glad that my advice helped you.
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