Friday, June 30, 2006

Desktop Sideways

The problem:-
I don't know how I managed this one, but all the desktop is on it's side. What is supposed to be on top is on the side. As I write this, the message appears vertical. I have to physically turn my laptop so that I can read anything on it. Since I have no clue how I did this; I have no clue on how to correct it.

Resolution:-
Open Control Panel>Display>Settings tab>advanced, navigate through the tabs to find a rotate display option.This option has come due to the graphic card you have installed. The option should allow you to rotate the display back to its original orientation.

If you have Nvidia software installed,then look for NVRotate;with NVRotate, you can rotate any display 90, 180 or 270 degrees.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/feature_nvrotate.html

You may also try Ctrl + Alt + Up/Down arrow. [hot keys]

4 comments:

STRAYKINGFISHER said...

I found this answer (similar) elsewhere and it works (ctrl+alt+up arrow), and I tried to leave a thank you but they required too much info. to leave a message so I will leave my thank you's here, thank you to the person here and the other that gave a solution to our problem. :)

Suzanne said...

Thank God! I found this informaion. It corrected my sideways screen as well as my mouse moving in the opposite direction of the way I moved it. I thought I was going to lose my mind!

Alexandra said...

THANK YOU!!! lifesaver! no idea how i accidentally flipped it or WHY microsoft would have such a stupid function but thanks for the solution!

shai said...

Thank You!!! I thought I had a virus and would lose my nearly complete thesis...almost had a heart attach