How to Change Screen Orientation in Windows 11?

By default, Windows allows you to rotate your screen or display without any third-party software. When the monitor display turns, Windows automatically adjusts the screen to the correct orientation as well. Windows 11 supports landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped), and portrait (flipped) screen orientation. This setting is automatic if you use touch screen Windows 11 devices, such as tablets or mobiles. That means when you rotate the device physically; screen orientation changes automatically. Apart from that, you can also use hotkeys to turn your screen.

If someone presses any hotkey by mistake, the screen orientation display automatically rotates, and then people get confused about how to revert the changes. Although Windows 11 offers some of the hotkeys, if you use specific software of graphics card providers such as Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD, you can also find the option to rotate the system screen in this software.

This gearupwindows article will guide you on changing screen orientation in Windows 11 using both hotkeys and the Settings app.

How to Rotate Display in Windows 11 using Settings app?

Windows 11 offers to change screen orientation to landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped), and portrait (flipped). To change the screen orientation using the Settings app, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the System category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, click on the Display  tile on the right pane of the screen.

Step 4. On the Display settings page, scroll down to the “Scale & layout” settings.

Please note that you need to choose the one monitor you want to change the orientation if you use multiple monitors.

Step 5. Then from the drop-down menu of “Display orientation,” select Landscape (default), Portrait, Landscape (flipped), or Portrait (flipped) option. Soon after selecting a display orientation, you will notice that the direction of your screen is changed, and you will be prompted whether to keep the new settings. You need to decide in 20 seconds. If you don’t settle within 20 seconds time frame, changes will automatically revert to the previous state. You can also discard the changes within that time frame by pressing Esc key.

To save the settings, press the Keep changes button.

That’s it.

How to Change Display Orientation with Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11?

If you have trouble using the Settings app or prefer to use keyboard shortcuts to change the display orientation in Windows 11 system, use the combination of the following keys:-

  • Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow – Rotates display orientation to landscape (This should be default settings for most of the Windows devices)
  • Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow – Turns display orientation to upside down.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow – Rotates orientation to 90 degree right.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow – Turns display orientation to 90 degree left.

Good luck.


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