After launching games or the Ease of Access Center, the desktop image may be flipped. And sometimes users themselves inadvertently press the buttons on the keyboard. In any case, it is impossible to work at a computer in this mode. Windows 7 hotkeys will help you rotate the screen. The easiest way to fix the problem is this way.
Hot keyboard shortcut for screen rotation
It doesn't take long to explore the settings and parameters of installed drivers. The Windows 7 hot key will help restore the image to its original form. The buttons (photo below) will start to rotate the screen instantly.
Press simultaneously Ctrl+Alt and one of the following arrow keys:
- up - rotate 0° (normal view);
- right – turn 90°;
- down - rotate 180°;
- left - turn 270°.
So you can choose the best option. The screen will turn off for a few seconds and then return to normal. If this hot combination is inconvenient for you, you can change it in the graphics card settings. Open device management via the desktop context menu (for example, for Intel HD Graphics - "Graphic characteristics"). Go to the options and select the combination that is convenient for you. Now, if you need to change the rotation of the screen (Windows 7), the hotkeys that you assigned will perform the action in a few seconds. You can choose a combination that you rarely use. Then the problem with accidental button presses will disappear.
Rotation using the system
If you need to rotate the screen (Windows 7), hotkeys will be an indispensable tool. However, they do not always work - it depends on the manufacturer of the video card. In this case, returning the desktop to its previous appearance is a little more difficult. In general, the procedure does not take much time, but it is very inconvenient to “catch” the necessary icons when the image is upside down.
Go to "Control Panel" and open "Screen Resolution". The settings window will appear. The "Orientation" item offers four rotation options.
This is how Windows will flip the image:
- landscape - 0°;
- portrait – 270°;
- landscape (inverted) – 180°;
- portrait (inverted) – 90°.
After selecting the orientation of the image will opena window where you will be prompted to discard the changes by default. 15 seconds are given to confirm the decision, and then the screen will return to its previous form. The function is provided in case the user changed the settings by mistake. But since you're launching the process on purpose, just save your changes.
Rotation through video card settings
When you need to fix screen rotation, Windows 7 hotkeys make it easy and fast. But if the video card does not allow you to use them, you will have to solve the problem through its settings.
In the control panel, find the "Screen Resolution" item. To open the properties of the video card, you should go to the advanced settings. In the window that appears, click on the "Control Panel" tab. In the drop-down menu "Rotation" select the appropriate value. If you want to change other settings, go to display settings. Here you can specify the resolution, scaling ratio, depth and color quality.
How to disable rotation via hotkeys
So, if an unnecessary screen rotation was made, Windows 7 hotkeys will return the desktop to normal. But what if the function is constantly triggered just because of these buttons? For example, the user is just learning shortcuts, or children love to play with the keyboard. Or maybe a cat basks on it sometimes. Then it's easier to disable this key combination.
Call the context menu on the desktop. In the "Graphics Options" section, find "Keyboard Shortcut". Disable this feature. If there is no such item (depending on the video card model), follow the same procedure in the driver settings. Go to the "Device Control Panel" and tick the desired action. Now Windows 7 hotkeys will not be able to start screen rotation.
Turn your computer desktop the easiest way is through a hot combination. Of course, you can turn it off if you frequently press keys by mistake. But imagine a situation when the screen flipped for another reason (for example, because of a game), and the Windows 7 hotkey was turned off in the settings.