How to rotate your screen
Quite often we come across shortcuts that aren’t necessarily helpful. If you have ever found yourself working away on your computer and your screen suddenly rotates, that is one of those times. While there are some legitimate reasons you would want to rotate your screen (i.e. using it as a marketing display, beside another screen when working on different types of media), most people do it in error. There is a key combination to rotate your screen for when you want to turn your screen. Luckily you can quickly rotate your laptop or computer screen easily by pressing the following combination of keys:
If you’re running Windows 7 or 8, you can quickly rotate your screen 90°, 180° or 270° at any time by pressing three keys.
- Simply hold down Control + Alt and then select the arrow key for which way you want your laptop or PC screen to face.
e.g. CTRL+ALT then Up Arrow
How to Disable Screen Rotation
If you want to avoid hitting this key combination altogether, follow the steps below (note: some graphics options may be slightly different, but you should get the idea here)
Disabling the screen rotation feature
Hold down the CTRL and ALT keys at the same time and then press the UP arrow key while you are still holding down the CTRL + ALT keys.
Click the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator icon in the system tray.
Select Graphics Properties.
Click Display Settings.
Uncheck the box labeled Enable Rotation and then click Apply.
Click OK to confirm the change.
Disabling the hot keys
Click the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator icon in the system tray, select Graphic Properties from the menu, and then click Hot Keys.
Uncheck the box labeled Enable Hot Keys, click Apply, and then OK.