Can You Rotate the Display on Any Computer or Tablet Screen?


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The display on most computer and table screens can be rotated as long as the feature is available and enabled in the device's settings. The methods of enabling the feature and the commands that activate the screen display rotation vary according to the operating system.

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On a desktop or laptop computer, begin by making sure that the screen rotate feature is enabled. Navigate to the Intel Media Graphics accelerator and select "Enable Rotation." This can be done by right-clicking on an empty part of the desktop and selecting Properties or by navigating to the feature via the Control Panel. Once enabled, press CTRL + ALT and any of the directional keys to rotate the display to the desired orientation.

On a Mac operating system, choose Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Click on Displays and then Display. Select the desired orientation of the display on the menu . Note that not all Mac computers has a display rotation feature.

The display rotate feature is enabled by default on most tablets. To enable this feature on an Android OS, tap on the Settings icon on the device, select Display and tap the Auto Rotate option to toggle the feature on or off.

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