Change Display Orientation in Windows 7

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Hi. You're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to change the orientation of your display on Windows 7 computers. There are several ways to do this.

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    One of the easiest ways, is to right click on an empty space on the desktop.
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    Click 'Screen resolution' once.
    A new window will open.
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    From this window, we can change the orientation of the screen.
    If we have multiple displays on our computer, we can select from the list above. In our case, we have only one monitor, labeled '1'. If we have any other monitors, we can just click them and change the orientation.
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    To change the orientation, we need to click on the drop-down menu beside 'Orientation'.
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    It's now set to 'Landscape'.
    From here, you can choose 'Portrait', 'Landscape (flipped)', or 'Portrait (flipped)'.
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    For this tutorial, we aren't going to change the orientation of the screen.
    If we do need to change it, choose whichever type is needed.
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    Once we have chosen it and clicked 'OK', the screen will flip.
    It will then ask whether we want to keep these changes or cancel them. If we click cancel, we will be brought back to the orientation we had originally. If we click 'Keep Changes' then that orientation will remain. We can now close this window.
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    There is an even easier way, but not all video card drivers support it.
    If ours does, then we can do it. Press and hold 'Ctrl' and 'Alt' keys on the keyboard. Press an arrow key simultaneously. Hold 'Ctrl', 'Alt', and 'Up' arrow on the keyboard.
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    To flip it horizontally, we need to press 'Ctrl', 'Alt', and 'Down' arrow.
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    The same goes for left and right.
    We can experiment with the orientation settings until we find the one that is needed.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the orientation of your display on Windows 7 computers.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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