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Shortcuts to rotate screen on Windows Computer or laptop

Well today, I rediscovered an old trick I used to know and totally forgot about….. the hard way.  There I was, busy editing a picture when I used a shortcut I thought I had always used only to find the entire screen had rotated.  It’s pretty hard to control the mouse when everything has gone sideways!  Haha!  Here is the solution to a rotated desktop screen, like the one below:


  1.  Right-click on an empty spot on your desktop and choose “Display settings” as you see below:
  2.  Just below “Orientation” there is a dropdown menu….. choose “Landscape” as you see below and click “Apply”.
  3. Click on “Apply Changes” and you’re done.

You can also use the shortcuts you see below to cycle through the different orientation options.

Ctrl + Alt + Top Arrow Key – Rotates the screen right side up (toolbar on bottom).

Ctrl + Alt + Bottom Arrow Key – Rotates the screen upside down (toolbar on top).

Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow Key – Rotates the screen right (toolbar on left)

Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow Key – Rotates the screen left (toolbar on right)


Ctrl + Winkey (Windows Key) – Cycles through all your virtual desktops.

Get Media to Upload to WordPress

I had just setup WordPress on my host server, when I discovered that some, but not all of my images were uploading.  Then within days, the media uploader quit uploading images altogether, leaving the cryptic message “http error”.  I scoured the internet LITERALLY for days with no resulting viable solution.  One of them was to change the file and folder permissions on the “wp-content” folder in the root directory of WordPress.  This sadly did not work.  I tried several other options, which I won’t even bother you with as they too did not work.

Then I stumbled on this one, which works BEAUTIFULLY!

Correcting the HTTP Upload Error

  1. Log into your cPanel dashboard.
  2. Using the file manager, navigate to your WordPress site’s root directory.
  3. Locate and open the .htaccess file for editing.
  4. Add the following line of code at the top of the file:SetEnv MAGICK_THREAD_LIMIT 1

  5. Save the changes to the .htaccess file.

If you can’t see the .htaccess file, you will have to enable the view by clicking on “Settings” in cpanel and make sure that “Show hidden files (dotfiles)” is checked and then “Save” it.  You should then be able to make any needed edits in your .htaccess file.

This recipe uses oven roasted garlic & onion soup mix with yogurt & mayonnaise.

Mare’s Onion Roasted Garlic Soup Dip

This is my favourite dip, suitable for dipping potato chips, tortilla chips and all sorts of vegetables.  I have to have this on hand all week for dipping veggies at random times when I feel like nibbling or just plain hungry.


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (use a low fat one that is pure yogurt, with NO ADDITIVES)
  • 1/2 cup regular Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr Onion Roasted Garlic Soup mix (41g)

Mix this up well…. and a little warning for you…… normally this takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare, but you will probably wish to taste test it like I do……. Which then brings the prep time to 10 minutes ……… Hahahahaha!