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Tip for rotating screens even on Non Touch PC's

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Tip for rotating screens even on Non Touch PC's


    Hi there
    Not sure if it's commonly known but a nice easy way to rotate the screen in Windows 8 is press CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys -- found this quite useful sometimes when messing around in Photoshop

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Don't you need to have certain graphics card drivers installed to do that nowadays? I can't on my PC and haven't ever been able to on other PCs, usually unless if they have the graphics driver software installed.
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    it's not working on my PCs. probably has to do with your software installed.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have understood it only works on certain nVidia cards.
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    Thanks, Jimbo.

    Well, I'll be. I know a lot of shortcut keys, but I never heard of this one. It works on my machine. At least on my 7 side. I'll check my 8 shortly.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    It works fine on my laptop -- and I'm just using the Bog standard built in Intel HD graphics 3000. (Acer V105 laptop).

    It also works on a desktop with a bog standard ASUS MOBO with built in Graphics card.

    Try it again it's CTRL+ALT+the correct Arrow key.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Mine is onboard graphics as well. Does it need a supporting monitor I wonder?
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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Some PCs have Hotkeys disabled for screen orientation. It should work on all PCs but on some graphic cards, you have to manually enable and create keystrokes.


    For Intel cards:

    Click image for larger version

    For Nvidia cards (I have Nvidia Quadro FX at work):

    Click image for larger version

    Enjoy!
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    AMD Version


    Here's the AMD version (Windows 7 screenshot):

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Here's the AMD version (Windows 7 screenshot):
    Click image for larger version
    Hi there
    that only gives you Landscape or portrait.

    What I'm saying is by using the ARROW keys you get 90 degrees each arrow -- so 4 orientations. left, right, top and bottom.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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