How can I rotate my display back to normal?
October 17, 2005 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Office emergency! Help me get this monitor out of portrait mode and back into its usual landscape display!

My boss's secretary put a heavy folder full of papers down on her keyboard without looking. Apparently, she hit some mysterious key combination that rotated the entire display 90 degrees clockwise. We can't figure out how to get it back to normal! Windows XP, Panasonic monitor. Further details gladly available upon request.
posted by Faint of Butt to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
Best answer: Evidently the mysterious key combination was "Control-Alt-Right Arrow." The problem has been fixed. Sorry to bother anybody.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:12 PM on October 17, 2005

(how many of us tried this combination of keys just now?)
posted by seawallrunner at 3:19 PM on October 17, 2005

I did. Works on my Dell at work.
posted by yeoz at 3:29 PM on October 17, 2005

I tried. I bet everyone did. It didn't work on this XP Pro Dell.
posted by raedyn at 3:54 PM on October 17, 2005

Faint of Butt, you should mark yourself as best answer for future reference.
posted by danb at 6:14 PM on October 17, 2005

I did. It didn't work on XP Pro Generic Computer.

posted by Savannah at 7:00 PM on October 17, 2005

It depends on your video carddisplay driver. I have the same monitor (dell 2100FP) as a friend, and he can rotate his both graphically and physically, whereas I can only rotate mine physically (resulting in sideways text).
posted by Four Flavors at 9:55 AM on October 18, 2005

Hah. I just tried. Didn't work. (XP Home SP2)
posted by itchie at 8:34 AM on December 11, 2005

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