This post talks about how you can change Monitor Orientation to either Portrait, Landscape, Portrait (Flipped) or Landscape (Flipped) from Control Panel or with a Desktop Shortcut. Note that when you do change Monitor Orientation, Display Resolution will also change if you are switching from Landscape to Portrait or vice versa. Even if you do not plan to change your Monitor Orientation, knowing this information can be really helpful when your Monitor Orientation is changed accidentally or you have changed it intentionally.
The above Screenshot displays Display Settings on Windows 10 providing quick feature to change Monitor Orientation. Before making any change to Orientation, do read on and remember Keyboard Shortcuts to change Monitor Orientation so that even when the Monitor Orientation is changed, you can bring the Monitor Orientation back to current orientation with Keyboard Shortcut. Moving Mouse cursor can be a little tricky when your physical Monitor is placed in Landscape position and your Monitor Orientation is changed to some other Orientation like Portrait (Flipped) or Landscape (Flipped), etc.
As displayed in the above Screenshot, you can open Display Settings on Windows 10, by doing a Right Click on Desktop and then by selecting Display settings from the right Click menu. Yes you can even open display settings from command line by running ms-settings:display from Run ( launch by pressing Windows Key + R) Application as displayed in the screenshot below. There are other ways to launch Display Settings like launching Display Settings from Control Panel, using 3rd party Software application and many more.
Command line Shortcut and using Mouse cursor to change Display Orientation is easy, however when you have your Monitor flipped, it can become a little bit difficult to navigate properly and hence, it is best to remember and use Keyboard Shortcut to change Monitor Orientation as outlined below. These Keyboard Shortcuts are provided by the Microsoft Windows itself and you do not need to download any other application or software to use Keyboard Shortcuts to change Orientation of your Monitor.
- Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Portrait.
- Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Portrait (Flipped).
- Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Landscape (Flipped).
- Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow Key to Change Monitor Orientation on Windows 10 to switch Monitor Orientation to Landscape.
These Keyboard Shortcuts to change Monitor Orientation can be really handy when you want to change Monitor / Display Orientation of your Windows Computer to view a Webpage in different resolution or are using a Monitor Stand to rotate your Monitor physically and want a different Monitor Orientation frequently. Another post on this website provides details information on How you can Change Monitor Resolution on Windows 10 with various methods easily. Hopefully information provided in this post can equip you to take care of your Monitor connected with Windows 10 computer.