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Windows 7: Display always opens with sideways orientation

19 Oct 2012   #1
rickmeister

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Display always opens with sideways orientation

My Dell laptop always opens with the display sideways. I have learned to hit the key next to escape which allows me to choose extend and that fixes it, but I have to do it every time. I found a post on this forum which said to change the orientation in display preferences from landscape to portrait and I tried that, but then it's permanently turned sideways.


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19 Oct 2012   #2
Sir George

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rickmeister View Post
My Dell laptop always opens with the display sideways. I have learned to hit the key next to escape which allows me to choose extend and that fixes it, but I have to do it every time. I found a post on this forum which said to change the orientation in display preferences from landscape to portrait and I tried that, but then it's permanently turned sideways.
Instructions
First method;
Go to your desktop to change the orientation of the screen with your mouse. Right-click on any blank area of the screen. Place your cursor over "Graphic options," then "Rotation" and then click on "90 degrees."
Second method;
Change the orientation of your screen using your keyboard, if you prefer it to the mouse. Press and hold down the "Ctrl-Alt" and "Left" or "Right" arrow keys. The "Right" arrow key will turn your screen in a clockwise direction and the "Left" will turn it counterclockwise.
Third method;
Turn the screen back to its normal orientation by using the keyboard instead of the mouse. Maneuvering the mouse is tricky in this view because it's hard to control. Hold down "Ctrl-Alt" and the "Up" arrow key to return to a normal view.

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20 Oct 2012   #3
rickmeister

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Thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately, that does not help. Let me explain more fully. When I open my laptop, the display is the blue windows 7 home premium screen with the white dell button in the center. The display is rotated 90 degrees at this point, and to fix it, I have to press the button in the top row next to Esc. This gives me several options, one of which is Extend. When I select Extend, the screen blacks out and returns with normal orientation. I would like to find a way for the Windows screen to open with normal orientation in the first place.
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20 Oct 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rickmeister View Post
Thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately, that does not help. Let me explain more fully. When I open my laptop, the display is the blue windows 7 home premium screen with the white dell button in the center. The display is rotated 90 degrees at this point, and to fix it, I have to press the button in the top row next to Esc. This gives me several options, one of which is Extend. When I select Extend, the screen blacks out and returns with normal orientation. I would like to find a way for the Windows screen to open with normal orientation in the first place.
Sounds like a Dell support forum may be the best place to try for an answer.

HTH
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20 Oct 2012   #5
rickmeister

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Good idea. Thanks for your help.
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