You may have accidentally hit a sequence of keys and now you notice your Windows XP screen is upside down. Don’t panic: It’s easy to use a couple of quick hotkeys to rotate your screen back to normal. Or, maybe you would like to flip your monitor to sit vertically instead of horizontally. To do so, you will need to rotate the screen to accommodate your monitor’s orientation.
1. Press "Ctrl-Alt" and an arrow key (left, right, up or down) to rotate the screen.
2. Continue pressing the hotkeys and arrow keys until you reach the desired rotation. This works with most video drivers on Windows XP. If it doesn't, proceed to Step 3.
3. Click “Start, ” then “Control Panel, ” then “Display, ” then the “Settings” tab. Click the “Advanced” button. Check for an “Orientation” option. Select your desired orientation.
Tips & Warnings
Be patient when rotating the screen. It may take a moment for the screen orientation to update.
Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.