1.    10 Jun 2016 #1

    Display turned upside-down...again.


    Once again, one of the kids working on one of our laptops turned the display upside-down. I know how to correct it (Control Panel--Display--Change Display Settings--Orientation--and then choose "Landscape") But I don't understand how they do it. They insist that they were not messing with Control Panel, and that it just suddenly happened.

    Can anyone explain this?
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  2.    10 Jun 2016 #2
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    Some PCs/graphics cards have the keyboard shortcut crtrl alt + arrow keys, others have shift alt+ arrow keys.

    Screen Orientation - Change in Windows 8
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  3.    10 Jun 2016 #3

    You're a genius, Cliff.

    Ctrl +Alt+arrow keys does it. Now I can correct it easily.

    Now if you can figure out WHY these kids do this without knowing what they did, we'll give you the Dr. Spock award.
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  4.    10 Jun 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Massi View Post
    You're a genius, Cliff.

    Ctrl +Alt+arrow keys does it. Now I can correct it easily.

    Now if you can figure out WHY these kids do this without knowing what they did, we'll give you the Dr. Spock award.
    Maybe they meant to use Ctrl + left & right arrows keys to switch between virtual desktops?
    Or the shortcut does something else in a program, but when the mouse is on the desktop, it changes orientation?
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  5.    11 Jun 2016 #5
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    or maybe the kids did know how they did it...

    Although...

    My wife called me a while back, "Honey, my screen is sideways, what do I do?" I said, "Turn the laptop on it's side?" Dinner was a bologna sandwich that night.
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  6.    11 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    or maybe the kids did know how they did it...

    Although...

    My wife called me a while back, "Honey, my screen is sideways, what do I do?" I said, "Turn the laptop on it's side?" Dinner was a bologna sandwich that night.
    You still got food!
    She loves you
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  7.    11 Jun 2016 #7

    I suspect that the most technologically correct explanation is: Kids!?!
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