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Computer Help Needed

Posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:51 AM PDT by VA Voter

I inadvertenly pushed the wrong combination of keys and rotated my screen orientation 90 degrees to the right. Now the top of my screen display is aligned along the right hand edge and I don't know how to reorient it.

I'm running windows 7.

Thanks for your help.


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1 posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:53 AM PDT by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

Press Ctrl-Alt and then the cursor keys, will rotate the screen.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: VA Voter

Sounds like a good excuse to lay down on the job.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: VA Voter

Try Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: VA Voter

CTRL ALT UpArrow


5 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:38 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: Paradox

That did it. Thank you.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:57 AM PDT by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter

"type from your couch lying down"

7 posted on 09/13/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DannyTN

Can’t do that. I’m the boss. :)


8 posted on 09/13/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by VA Voter
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To: Doogle

lol. Good one.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT by VA Voter
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To: VA Voter
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution

change "Orientation" to landscape or portrait
10 posted on 09/13/2012 6:59:36 AM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: VA Voter

Windows 7:

Right click on any portion of the desktop screen.

Select Graphic Options >>

Select Rotation.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Paradox; VA Voter
Thanks for the shortcut! That happens to our users all the time!

VA Voter - once you have the screen back to normal, Right-click in the desktop area, find the video or display properties, and UNcheck "Enable screen rotation".

12 posted on 09/13/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: VA Voter
Ok..now the country's orientation is a 180 out of wack..what do we click or check to fix that....
13 posted on 09/13/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: VA Voter
Can’t do that. I’m the boss. :)


14 posted on 09/13/2012 7:16:52 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: VA Voter

Could have forgotten the technical stuff and just laid monitor on it’s side.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 7:28:30 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: VA Voter
Is this any better now?


16 posted on 09/13/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: jmax

LOL! Back in the DOS era, we found a program that would display text in graphic mode, 90 degrees rotated, and put it on the secretary’s computer. She (not even blonde) came back from lunch, promptly turned her monitor over on it’s side, and kept right on typing as if nothing was wrong...

Joke was on US!


17 posted on 09/13/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: VA Voter

Simply do what I did...lay the monitor on its side.. problem solved!


18 posted on 09/13/2012 7:37:52 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

What keeps the water from running down the screen?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: bigbob

LOL! Back in the DOS era, we found a program that would display text in graphic mode, 90 degrees rotated, and put it on the secretary’s computer. She (not even blonde) came back from lunch, promptly turned her monitor over on it’s side, and kept right on typing as if nothing was wrong...

Joke was on US!
___________________________

do you have any idea how many times this probably happened to her?


20 posted on 09/13/2012 7:42:04 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: knittnmom
Thanks for the shortcut! That happens to our users all the time!

My 8 year old son showed it to me many months ago.. go figure!

21 posted on 09/13/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Paradox

Leave it to the kiddos!


22 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:28 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: bigbob

About 15 years ago my boss played a rather embarassing computer practical joke on me.

So a week later when he went to lunch I reprogrammed his keyboard so each key typed the letter to its right.

Payback...


23 posted on 09/13/2012 8:41:46 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: VA Voter

Oh, this thread is perfect! lol!

Just a couple of days ago I accidentally deleted the “HDMI sound device” from my computer. Just gone. I could use my laptop speakers and my headphones and use my TV like a monitor, but no sound from the TV. Considering that our main entertainment is DVD’s and streaming movies through my computer we were pretty much dead in the water.

Eventually I found the answer on google and managed to fix it, but boy was I frustrated with myself for a full day! lol!

“stupid, stupid, stupid!!”


24 posted on 09/13/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: JRios1968

He’s cheating. His elbow is on the arm of the chair.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Erasmus
He’s cheating. His elbow is on the arm of the chair.

Like a BOSS.

26 posted on 09/13/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Doogle
Now that was clever. That is exactly what I pictured.
27 posted on 09/13/2012 3:29:25 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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