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How to Rotate Computer Screen in Windows (3 Easy Steps)

Many a times you need to rotate your computer screen to a different angle for better viewing or for mounting monitors in hard-to-reach places. You can rotate your computer display to 90 degree or 180 degree angle based on your convenience. This doesn’t affect your computer’s performance and can be helpful while reading documents or eBooks.

Below mentioned are different ways through which you can rotate your computer screen in Windows:

FOLLOWING ON-SCREEN INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Right-click the desktop and select “Screen Resolution” or “Display Settings”. The option you will see depends on which version of Windows you are using. All of these will take you to a common window for Display/Screen settings.

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STEP 2: Find the “Orientation” menu on the screen. Most versions of Microsoft Windows allow you to rotate the screen using this menu. By default, it would be adjusted to “Landscape” viewing.

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STEP 3: Choose your preferred screen orientation from the drop-down menu. There will be four options to choose from:

Landscape: This is the default option for standard monitors.

Portrait: This will flip the screen to 90 degree to the right.

Landscape (Flipped): This will flip your computer display upside down.

Portrait (Flipped): This will rotate the screen 90 degree the opposite.

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THROUGH SHORTCUT KEYS:

If you’re using Windows 7 or upper versions of Windows, you can easily rotate your screen to 90 degree, 180 degree and 270 degree using the below mentioned shortcut keys:

Ctrl + Alt + ↓ – Flip the screen upside down.

Ctrl + Alt + → – Rotate the screen 90 degree to the right.

Ctrl + Alt + ← – Rotate the screen 90 degree to the left.

Ctrl + Alt + ↑ – Return the screen to the standard landscape orientation.

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There are also cases when computer manufacturers disable screen rotation option. In that case, you need to ensure that all display drivers are installed properly or may have to contact to the hardware manufacturer.

Let us know if you have any further queries and we would be happy to get in touch with you. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

How to Connect a Laptop or PC to TV

Laptop users are often frustrated with their devices’ limited screen size. Not only a small screen size is strenuous for the eyes, it also makes for a sub-par experience when it comes to watching videos and playing games.

In order to avoid such situations, many people have turned to pairing their laptops and TVs for a much smoother experience, especially when it comes to watching multimedia content. If you’re too struggling with a similar challenge or if this is your first time, worry not, you can easily connect your laptop or pc with your LCD or LED TVs in few simple steps as mentioned below:

WIRED CONNECTIONS

Through HDMI Port:

Most modern laptops and TVs can be quite easily connected thanks to a common port known as HDMI (Hi-Def Multimedia Interface). In fact, the required HDMI cable is provided along with the devices and they can be connected following simple steps:

  1. Simply plug one end of the cable to the HDMI port of your laptop (refer to laptop manual for details) and the other end to the TV’s HDMI port. The HDMI cable handles both audio and video simultaneously, thus making it the simplest way of connecting the two devices.
  2. You may need to tune into the HDMI channel on your TV (refer to TV manual for details), and your laptop/PC should automatically detect the correct settings and make the necessary changes.

In any case, if the settings are not automatically adjusted, head over to the Control Panel and follow this step:

Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolutions > From the Display drop down box, select TV

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Through VGA Port:

For connections where one or both devices lack HDMI ports due to being older models, the VGA port can be used. VGA ports can be connected just like HDMI ports. However, they only handle video input/output. So you would also need an audio lead (generally 3.5 mm) that has to be inserted in the audio out port of your laptop and the audio in port of your TV.

VGA

Through USB:

USB connections are also possible, but are a little bit tricky and quite uncommon these days. For this, a USB to HDMI adapter is required, which basically turns the laptop’s USB port into an HDMI out. The adapter must be compatible with the laptop and you may need to manipulate the display settings via software on your laptop.

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS

Wireless connections are uncommon when it comes to TV and laptop pairings. However, they definitely are possible! Intel’s WiDi wireless system is built into some of the latest laptops, and it can be used to connect with the TV. However, a compatible receiver is required.

Expensive propositions include wireless systems that separately, but simultaneously, are plugged into the laptop’s USB port and TV’s HDMI port, thereby connecting the two devices.

 WIRED OR WIRELESS CONNECTIONS?

While wireless options have been developed to view and experience laptop content on TV, the wired options are definitely much better as far as signal quality is concerned. Wireless connections are known to hit video quality drastically, but connections using wires can be trusted to experience the best output.

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