Some Windows 8.1 tablet owners have been complaining that after they have made the jump to Windows 8.1, the screen rotate function is not working correctly on their tablets. Find below more details about the error
Rotating your Windows 8 tablet’s screen is really easy, but it seems that not for everybody. A frustrated user has taken his anger on the Microsoft support community forums, saying that his problems hasn’t been solved, despite applying the latest updates. Here’s what he said at the time:
I’ve got a problem where the screen won’t rotate properly after the Surface has been left overnight. It will rotate on the lock screen, but then when I unlock, rotate is no longer working. It does work correctly at first when I power the device up from cold, but at some point, usually when I go to use it the next day, the rotate no longer works. It still works on the lock screen, but not once unlocked.
The user says that he made sure to check and toggled that his screen lock was off and he also disconnected the touch cover. At the moment, we don’t know whether this is a Surface RT or a Surface Pro or what version it is, but more people have reported the similar problem, and it’s obvious that they don’t all own only Surface tablets. The single way to make the Windows 8.1 tablet rotate again is to restart it. For some, applying the updates from November and December Patch Tuesday seems to take care of the problem. However, an official fix is yet to be released.