N/APosted on - 05/30/2011
I am having trouble with my home computer. I leaned on our window to check someone who called me from outside the house and when I get back to my computer, I found out that my monitor display is already upside down. Yeah, I think I have pressed something on the computer to make the display like that, but I want to get it back to what it was before. I was told to press Control + Alt + Up Arrow Key, but sadly, that does not work. I do not know any other options to try aside from that step that fixed my issue before.
Thanks in Advance,
Monitor display is upside down
I have a similar issue about the monitor before and I have just followed the first step and that resolved the issue. Hopefully it will work to in your case or atleast you can find the resolution to the problem from the steps that I have here.
You may try the following keyboard combination:
Control + Alt + Up Arrow Key (Control + Alt along with one of the arrow will move or rotate your screen.)
If the first solution didn’t work try checking if there is a graphics card icon displayed in the Notification Area near the Windows Clock and do the following.
Clicking or right-clicking the icon, then you will see Rotation Settings option that will make the screen on the "normal" display again.
* Right-click an open area of the desktop.
* Click "Properties”, then a small window will load up which is called the Display Properties window.
* Click the "Settings" tab.
* Click the "Advanced" button to open the monitor settings window.
* Click the tab corresponding to your graphics card. (You may need to click one or more buttons within the tab to reveal a rotation settings option since the rotation settings depends on the brand of the graphics card installed).
*After locating the rotation settings, choose the "0 degrees" or "normal" option to change the display to upright. (The rotations settings may also give you the option of disabling rotation hot keys so that the problem does not happen again.)
* Click "OK" to save changes and exit out of any open properties windows.
Monitor display is upside down
These are possible solution to your problem.
Some graphics cards have rotation "hot keys" enabled by default and this is probably the most common cause of this problem. The exact procedure for rectifying the display may depend on the particular brand and configuration of the graphics card in the problem computer. One of the following options may help resolve the issue.
If there is a graphics card icon displayed in the Notification Area (near the Windows Clock). Clicking (or right-clicking) the icon may reveal a "Rotation Settings" option that will allow you to revert to "normal" display.
If neither of the previous options help, try the following procedure.
Right-click an open area of the desktop and click "Properties" to open the "Display Properties" window.
Click the "Settings" tab and then click the "Advanced" button to open the monitor settings window.
Click the tab corresponding to your graphics card. You may need to click one or more buttons within the tab to reveal a rotation settings option. Exactly where rotation settings are located will depend on the brand of graphics card installed.
Once you locate the rotation settings, choose the "0 degrees" or "normal" option to change the display to upright. The rotations settings may also give you the option of disabling rotation hot keys so that the problem does not happen again.
Click "OK" to save changes and exit out of any open properties windows.