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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.

Candy Crush Saga Screen Shot

Candy Crush Saga Loses Lives after Switch to New Phone

Well, like you, I found out the hard way that switching to a new phone causes you to lose all the extra lives you paid for or collected from your Facebook friends.  But all is not lost……….. all you have to do is continue to play out the rest of your lives on your old phone.  They are all still there even though the phone number is deactivated.  You can also use all the bonus candies you’ve collected.  The old phone can be used to play games, surf the internet, access Pinterest, Facebook and any other sites you’re used to surfing.  

Home page on Samsung Galaxy Tab E changed by Google Now Launcher

Well, of all the things to wake up to on a Sunday morning.  My Samsung Galaxy Tab E looked completely different today……….. and I had NO idea how I had done it!  At some point the day before when I hit the middle home button, I got a prompt to choose which launcher to use.  I had NEVER had that show up previously so I didn’t pay much attention. I clicked on the right hand one just to be done with it, which turned out to be the Google Now Launcher instead of my usual (as I found out later) TouchWiz Home.