How to rotate your computer screen – Windows 10, 8 and earlier
Working with a computer sometimes requires unusual ways of placing the screen or exceptional circumstances may force us to rotate the image. Fortunately, there are methods that allow you to achieve this effect in a very simple way. For starters, try keyboard shortcuts:
- Ctrl + Alt + Down, Right or Left Arrow to change image orientation
- Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow to restore default view
You can also change the image orientation (screen rotation) in the settings. To do this, right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings. In the newly opened window, click on the screen you are interested in (we can choose between all connected) and in the next step, we change the orientation by selecting one of the items on the drop-down list. We can also go to the graphics settings in a dedicated application, eg Intel or NVIDIA. Most often we get there by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting “NVIDIA Control Panel” or Graphics Properties. In the application, go to the screens tab and change the orientation (or use the slider to select the angle by which the image will be rotated).
How to rotate the screen on a Mac laptop?
Rotating an image on a Mac screen isn’t difficult – just follow a few steps and you’re ready to go. Go to the Desk and click on the Apple menu, and then select System Preferences from the list. The preference shortcut / icon is also in the dock / launchpad. Go to the Displays tab and click on Display Settings. Now we choose the screen on which we want to rotate the image and from the “Rotation” pop-up menu we choose the desired value of degrees by which the screen will rotate. In the window that appears, select Confirm to save the changes. To restore the default layout, choose Normal from the Rotation pop-up menu.
How to rotate the screen on an Android smartphone?
By default, every Android device offers automatic screen rotation, so if the image doesn’t follow the orientation of your phone, make sure you don’t have Rotation Lock turned on in your settings. Most often it is found in the quick settings – make a downward gesture and expand the notification bar. Among the controls there will be the one responsible for controlling the rotation lock (most often arrows are displayed next to the phone icon). Make sure it is not checked.
How to rotate the screen on iPhone?
Like other smartphones, iPhone allows you to rotate the image according to the position of the device. This will work for most apps, but on newer models (iPhone X upwards) it’s not possible to rotate the main icon screen. This feature is only available on Plus models (6 Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus). Otherwise, you can write messages, browse the Internet, and do other things horizontally. The condition is to disable the rotation lock, which can be found in Control Center. On older models (with the Home button), make an upward gesture from the bottom edge and include an arrow with a padlock in the middle among the icons. If checked, the screen will not rotate. When we uncheck it, changing the position of the phone will allow us to rotate the image together with the screen.