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:
- Right-click on an empty spot on your desktop and choose “Display settings” as you see below:
- Just below “Orientation” there is a dropdown menu….. choose “Landscape” as you see below and click “Apply”.
- 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.