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There are different methods that can help you to rotate screen Windows 10. You can use settings in graphics card, built-in display or also through a keyboard shortcut. The article will help you know about all the 3 methods stated here.

The first method you can use to rotate your PC/laptop screen is with the help of keyboard shortcut. This method may or may not work for you as it depends on the type of software/hardware you have installed on your PC.

Yet another method is to make changes in orientations through Control Panel which can be a cumbersome task if you try to rotate the monitor from portrait to landscape or vice versa often.


Display Settings on Windows to rotate screen:

This is the fastest method to rotate your screen on Windows 10.

  • Right click on your desktop
  • Select – Display settings
  • From the drop down menu in orientation you can shift from portrait to landscape. It is quite simple

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Intel graphics to rotate screen

If you have a PC or a laptop having Intel graphics chip, screen rotation becomes quite simple just as how you did in the method mentioned above via making changes in orientation from drop down menu.

  • Right click on your desktop
  • Search for the option – graphics options

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NVidia graphic card

  • If Nvidia graphic card is present on your PC/laptop, then you can find an option that will help you start Nvidia control panel upon right clicking your desktop
  • Now select that in place of screen resolution.
  • Towards the left hand you will see a menu from there select – Rotate display.
  • In case you see the following message that says that you will not be able to rotate the screen when Stereoscopic 3D is enabled, then click link shown and uncheck – “‘Enable Stereoscopic 3D
  • Here you will get the options that will allow you to rotate the screen in the section – Rotate display.

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AMD graphics:

In case there is an AMD graphics card installed on your PC/laptop then click on  – Catalyst Control Center upon right clicking the desktop

  • Now search for rotation option. You may find this option underneath different headings based on the version of Catalyst control center.
  • If you have latest version you can find the option under – Common display tasks.

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Using hotkeys:

In some PCs there are hotkeys that can help rotate the screen quickly when pressed. These hotkeys are offered by Intel graphics drivers and thus enabled on a couple of PCs only.

In order to rotate the screen using hotkeys you can use the following keys

  • Ctrl+Alt+Arrow
  • If you press Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow the screen will be back in its normal position (upright position)
  • Ctrl+Alt++Right Arrow rotates the screen 90 degrees
  • Ctrl+Alt++ Down Arrow flips the screen upside down that is 180 degrees
  • Ctrl+Alt++ Left Arrow will rotate your screen in 270 degrees.

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These are the easy ways you can use to rotate your screen in Windows 10 without putting in many efforts.

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