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  1. #11


    It doesn't work for me neither, but I did stumble on a necessary key combo that works great. I thought I'd try Ctrl/Tab just for grins and that switches between Start Screen and App Screen. I used Tab then Enter. This is much better.

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  2. #12


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    My mistake not to mention that the shortcut I mentioned does not work on every GPU. I have ATI Mobility Radeon and Intel HD Graphics, for me it works, and it should work for the OP because of what he said: "after just goofing off with my key board everything has turned sideways on the screen".

    If "goofing off with keyboard" turned the display sideways, it means it can also be fixed with keyboard.

    From Microsoft Answers
    :

    Some graphic devices do support a keyboard shortcut to rotate the screen, notably nVidia, enables the Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys.

    I have switchable GPU on this laptop, using ATI only when needed (some HD videos and so on), usually I use the Intel HD Graphics which support this shortcut.
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