You may notice out of the blue that you see your computer screen turned upside down when you log into Windows 10. This is actually very common, and there is no need to panic as you yourself can solve this on your device. Follow this guide to turn your screen rotation back to normal.
My Screen Is Upside Down
You are most likely to see Windows screen upside down if you pressed the screen rotation hotkeys by accident. This can happen to anybody, and there is no need to panic and call a technician. Here are three possible ways in which you can adjust the screen rotation of your Windows 10 device.
Method 1: Use The Screen Rotation Hotkeys
If you have an Intel graphics adapter, there are several keyboard shortcuts that you can use to rotate your screen to your desired angle. These keyboard shortcuts are:
Ctrl + Alt + ↓ – Flip the screen upside down.
Ctrl + Alt + → – Rotate the screen 90° to the right.
Ctrl + Alt + ← – Rotate the screen 90° to the left.
Ctrl + Alt + ↑ – Return the screen to the standard orientation.
NOTE: With the latest Windows 10 update, these keyboard hotkeys do not seem to work on many devices. Instead of the hotkeys, you need to change the display orientation from the Windows Settings app. Here are the steps that you can follow to reach the appropriate settings:
- Right click on any empty desktop space and click on Display settings from the context menu.
- This will open the System > Display section of the Settings app.
- In the right pane, locate the Display orientation drop down menu under the Scale and layout section.
- The drop-down menu options refer to the following values:
- Landscape: Standard orientation
- Portrait: Screen rotated 90° to the left
- Landscape (flipped): Upside down orientation
- Portrait (flipped): Screen rotated 90° to the right.
Method 2: From Graphics Properties
Intel graphics card has a Rotation setting right in the Graphics Control Panel, which can be used to control the Windows screen upside down, or sideways according to your preference.
- Right-click on any empty space on your desktop and select Graphics Properties from the context menu.
- Under the General Settings, locate the Rotation entry.
- If your screen is turned upside down, you will see a checkmark under the 180 mark.
- Check the box associated with mark and click on Apply.
Following this, you should see your display in an upright position.
Note: For non-Intel cards, you need to find the Control Panel app for your chip, and adjust the display orientation from there.
Method 3: From Windows Settings App
There is a third way to correct your display orientation, which includes the settings application. Follow these steps for the same:
- Open the Windows Settings You can use the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
- Click on System.
- Under the Display menu, locate and click on Advanced Display settings from the right pane menu.
- In the subsequent window that opens, click on Display adapter properties for <your display>.
- Go to the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel tab.
- Change the rotation from the drop-down menu for the same.
- Once done selecting your rotation, click on Apply followed by OK.
Following this, you should see your display rotation in the upright orientation.
So there you have it. Now you know how to change the display rotation if you see your computer screen upside down. If you found this useful, tell us in the comments below, and check out how you can restart your graphics drivers manually, and fix Radeon settings on your computer.