I’ve been using a Windows PC since Windows 95, so what I’m about to say is a little embarrassing… My dog stepped on my keyboard the other day and somehow managed to turn my screen upside down. The embarrassing part is that I actually didn’t know how to fix it (or that there was a keyboard shortcut that caused it to flip in the first place).
Some of you probably suffered from this same terrible fate, and were forced to try and search Google on an upside down screen (I could have pulled out my phone and searched for the answer, but apparently I wasn’t firing on all cylinders on this day).
Sob story aside, all you need to is hit Ctrl + Alt + Up on your keyboard. Press Ctrl + Alt + Down to make it upside down again (though I don’t know why you’d want to). Ctrl + Alt + Right and Ctrl + Alt + Left will turn your screen to portrait mode!
If you use multiple displays, the keyboard shortcut doesn’t do anything, (so you probably shouldn’t have it end up reversed in the first place), but if you do, here’s how to fix it (this also works with a single display if the keyboard shortcut doesn’t work):
- Right-click the desktop.
- Click Display Settings.
- Click on the image correlating to the display you want to rotate.
- Change the options on the drop down menu labeled Orientation.
- Click Apply.
Have you ever had to deal with an upside down screen? Do you turn yours upside down just to make things interesting? Let us know in the comments!
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