Rotating the screen on Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 based systems can be performed in several ways as there are few in built features that you can use to this purpose. Of course, we are referring to classic computers, laptops or desktops as for portable and touch based devices the rotate screen capability is quite intuitive.
Even though rotating your screen on a Windows 10, 8 based computer or desktop might seem irrelevant, in some cases your experience will be significantly improved if you would be able to rotate your screen with ease (match your desktop orientation to that of your physical screen).
So,in the guidelines below, I will show you how to quickly perform this action for any Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 based device. There are several ways that can be applied for achieving the same results, all the methods being described and detailed during the following lines, so don’t hesitate and complete the same.
Quickly Rotate your Windows 10 Screen
1. Use a combination of keyboard keys
The first thing you should try is a default combination of keyboard keys. Some graphic cards and some Windows systems are offering in built support for screen rotation so you should first want to try this easy to follow method. Thus, just press “Control, Alt and Arrow” keyboard buttons at the same time until your screen is being rotated. If this solution isn’t working for you, go to the next solution.
2. Use Display Settings
Another way in which you can rotate your Windows 10, 8 screen in this:
- Go to your Home Screen and from there right click on any blank space from your desktop
- Then choose Personalization and select Display Settings
- Select Advanced Settings and look for the rotation settings
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Keep in mind that the location might depend on the graphic card you are using, but the screen rotation feature will definitely be located within Display Settings. For example, on Windows 10 you’ll find it under Orientation and you can choose between Landscape (flipped) or Portrait (flipped).
3. Use NVIDIA Control Panel/ AMD Catalyst Control Center
You can also rotate the screen on Windows 10, 8 from your graphics card control center. The option to rotate your display may be available under different names, depending on the control center version that you’re running.
There you have it, that’s how you can anytime choose to rotate your Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 screen. Do share your results with us by using the comments section from below and if you have problems we will try to address the issues as soon as possible.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in July 2014 and was revamped and updated in January 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.