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computer screen upside down

By doubles21 ·
The picture on my cousins computer screen has turned upside down. Whether its on the internet or on the desktop or running a programe the picture is upside down. Can anyone give me some advise on how to fix the problem?
Many Thanks

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Absolutely!

by seanferd In reply to computer screen upside do ...

You just need to reset the screen rotation.

Just access the graphics properties control panel, it will be named after your graphics chipset (Intel, ATI, Nvidia, etc.) Find the orientation properties, and set it back to normal.

You may wish to avoid this occurring in the future by either disabling hot keys for rotation, or disabling rotation entirely. Your cousin probably hit on the hot key combination for rotating the screen.

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hey!

by Jaqui In reply to Absolutely!

what for you trying to get abs attention?

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That

by seanferd In reply to hey!

would be passing strange if I did. :0

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I was going to say

by .Martin. In reply to Absolutely!

rotate the entire screen.

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I've seen that done.

by seanferd In reply to I was going to say

Very unwieldy with some monitors, but with a little ersatz craftsmanship it is a good temporary fix for those who don't know where (or what) their graphics properties are.

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more help required

by doubles21 In reply to Absolutely!

Could you explain how i would get into the graphics properties control panel, please?The computer is running on windows vista and it's a laptop. I'm not sure if that make any diference!?
Many thanks for any advise you can give.

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Sure.

by seanferd In reply to more help required

Generally, you just pull up the Vista control panel from the Start menu. Where and how depends on whether you use the Visa themes or the Classic theme, and a couple other factors - just look for the Contol Panel or Settings icon. You can also just type
control
into the Run box and hit enter.

If you have the category view, the graphics properties would be under either System and Maintenance or Appearance and Personalization. Just look for the graphics properties under one of these. As I said before, what the icon's name is will depend on your graphics chipset.

Or maybe you'd rather do it this way, because you won't have to look for it:

Right-click any empty space on the Desktop and select Properties → Settings tab → Advanced → then select the tab with the graphics chipset vendor's name on it. For example, "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver".

Yet another method: if there is a graphics icon in the system tray/ notification area nect to the clock, simply click on that. You can try right-click to bring up a menu, or left-click to open a dialog box.

Further: You may be able to use a key combination like
ctrl + down arrow
alt + down arrow
ctrl + alt + down arrow

These may or may not work depending on how the hotkeys are set, but there is likely some key combo which does this - that is the most common cause for having a surprise screen-reorientation.

From this point, it depends on how the graphics vendor set up their control panel applet, but you will likely have the choice of pushing one button which brings it up. You then want to look for something like "Display Properties" - don't be afraid to click tabs and menus until you find it, if it is not obvious.

Eventually, you will probably find a section mentioning Rotation, and you'll likely see a little picture of a screen with a radio button on each of its sides. Click the radio button at the bottom of the picture (the one opposite the button which is currently marked).

Again, after this, I would suggest looking in this control panel applet to find the hot keys properties and turn it off, or turn off the ability to change screen rotation entirely. You don't want to go a couple days with an upside-down screen again, right?

I hope that is descriptive enough to help. I'm sorry I can't be more specific with the instructions, but the graphics properties setup varies a bit between vendors and the the different drivers provided by thoise vendors.

Sorry if this is long, I'm just trying to offer as many options as possible.

Good luck! Post back if you still need clarification. Be specific as to where you are getting stuck and we'll try to help. :)

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Has to be ****

by santeewelding In reply to Sure.

Following your instructions while hanging upside down, working the keyboard and mouse at the same time.

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Most certainly.

by seanferd In reply to Has to be hell

I can only hope that this is a monitor which is more easily physically rotated onto its top, or lain on its back and rotated. And that there is another computer entirely from which to read the instructions.

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It's a laptop

by santeewelding In reply to Most certainly.

Makes it even more interesting.

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