Use the Screen Resolution or Properties screen
Right-click on the desktop and select Screen Resolution or Properties. Click on Display → Display Orientation. From the options, choose the one that you need.
- Landscape: Rotates screen to the default orientation.
- Portrait: Rotates 270 degrees – will be vertical.
- Landscape (flipped): Flips upside-down or 180 degrees.
- Portrait (flipped): Rotates 90 degrees – will be vertical and upside-down.
Pressing Esc on the keyboard will give you the screen orientation you had before.
How the screen can be rotated depends on the graphics card your system has. For NVIDIA and AMD/ATI cards, right-click on the desktop and select the control panels. Click on respective Display options → Rotate and select your desired option from the list, similar to the Intel Graphic card mentioned above.
The process for screen rotation depends on the OS version you are using.
Click on Apple Menu → System Preferences
For Mavericks 10.9 or earlier – force the Mac to rotate any connected display.
- Hold ‘Command’ + ‘Option’ → Display → Rotate
- Select the orientation you require.
For Yosemite – only supported displays can be rotated.
- Click on displays → Rotate
Note – ‘Command’ + ‘Option’ to go to Display will end up in a bug.
- If the Rotate menu is not available, it means your display does not support rotating.
- Open ‘Arrangement’ tab and uncheck ‘Mirrors Display’. This prevents attached multiple displays from rotating when you rotate a single display.
For Chrome OS
Press Ctrl + Shift + Rotate to rotate your screen 90 degrees. Each repeat will rotate screen 90 degrees. Continue till you get the required display.
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