How to Fix a Sideways or Upside Down Screen in Windows

How to Fix a Sideways or Upside Down Screen in Windows

Flipping your computer screen upside down or sideways, sounds like an amazing prank to freak out friends and colleagues.

However sometimes, you might accidentally do it while working on something important and have no idea how to fix it.

Well, don’t panic! It can be easily fixed.

Here in this article, we have step by step guide to walk you through the process and solve it on your own.

There are two ways to fix it.

1.  Keyboard Shortcuts

Using a quick keyboard shortcut can resolve your issue and bring things back to normal.

The commonly used shortcuts key to resolve the issue are –

CTRL+ALT+Up Arrow, CTRL+ALT+Down Arrow, CTRL+Alt+Left Arrow, CTRL+Alt+Right Arrow.  Try using these keys to resolve the issue and if this doesn’t help then try another method to resolve the issue.

2. Display Orientation Settings

Keyboard shortcuts doesn’t work for you, try to change the display orientation settings to fix this issue.

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For Windows 7

  • Click on Windows button(present at the lower left hand corner)
  • List of programs should appear, choose Control panel, you can get Control Panel by typing control panel in Run Window( press Windows and R key together).
  • Once the Control Panel interface opens up, navigate to Adjust Screen Resolution under the heading Appearance and Personalization
  • You will get a screen – Change the appearance of the display
  • Choose Landscape from the Orientation drop-down menu.
  • Click on Apply.
  • Display Settings dialog box will appear and ask if you need to keep the changes. Click on Keep Changes, if you want to keep the changes.

For Windows 8

  • Click on Windows button(present at the lower left hand corner)
  • List of programs should appear, choose Control panel, you can get Control Panel by typing control panel in Run Window( press Windows and R key together).
  • Once the Control Panel interface opens up, navigate to Adjust Screen Resolution under the heading Appearance and Personalization
  • Change the appearance of the display screen would come up, choose Landscape option from the Orientation drop-down menu and click on Apply.
  • A small dialog box would appear with two options to choose Keep Changes or Revert. Choose Keep Changes if you want to keep the changes

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For Windows 10

  • Do a right click on an empty space anywhere on your desktop.
  • A pop-up window should appear, select Display settings or simply type in search bar Display settings.
  • Once the Display settings appear, select Landscape from the drop-down menu labeled Orientation.
  • Click on Apply button
  • A pop-up will appear asking to whether save or discard the changes – click on Keep Changes if you are ok with the new settings or click on Revert.

Now that you know about how to fix this, you can make anybody go crazy by flipping their computer screen.

Do try it for some friendly harmless fun !

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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