Need to rotate your desktop? Messing around with monitor orientations? Just want to see how weird your desktop looks when it’s flipped upside down? Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about rotating your screen in Windows.
Method 1) Use your Built-in Windows Display Settings
The best way to rotate your screen in Windows is to use the Display settings. Follow these easy steps:
Right-click anywhere on your desktop (minimize all windows and right-click on the empty space behind your applications)
Click Screen Resolution
You should see a menu called “Change the appearance of your displays” (or “display”, if you only have one display); from that menu, click “Landscape” under “Orientation” to open the Orientation settings menu
You can choose from multiple orientations here, including Portrait (vertical), or flipped versions of Portrait and Landscape
That’s it! This settings menu should be available to all Windows 10 users. It’s the default Orientation and Settings menu. However, depending on your unique graphic card, you might not see it. In that case, keep moving to the next step.
Method 2) Using Intel’s Graphics Menu
If you have an Intel video card (like an onboard video card), then you may have to use Intel’s graphics menu to adjust your orientation. In that case, just follow these steps:
Right-click anywhere on your desktop
Click Intel Display Settings from the list (if you see it)
Look for “Rotation” in the menu; you can choose to rotate your display 90, 180, or 270 degrees
If you don’t see Intel Display Settings on the menu, then you might not have an Intel card. In tht case, you may want to check the Nvidia settings listed next.
Method 3) Using Nvidia’s Graphics Menu
If you have an Nvidia card, then follow the steps listed below. Nvidia has its own graphics settings tool. You can access it by following these steps:
Step 1) Right-click anywhere on the desktop
Step 2) Click Nvidia Control Panel from the dropdown list
Step 3) Look for “Rotate Display” on the left-side menu, under the “Display” subheading
Step 4) Choose Landscape, Portrait, or flipped versions of both
If you have AMD graphics, then repeat these steps but click on the AMD Control Center from the dropdown list.
That’s it! Ultimately, the first method should work with all Windows 10 PCs, but you may want to try the other methods as well if you’re having trouble, or if you have an Intel, Nvidia, or AMD video card.