How to Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10


A tablet and some hybrid laptop devices are designed to rotate the display automatically in a portrait or landscape orientation as you turn it so that what you see on the screen is always right side up.

If you like, you can turn on or off Rotation lock in Windows 10 to allow (off) or prevent (on) the auto-rotation of your screen as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off screen Rotation lock for your Windows 10 device.

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 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock using Keyboard Shortcut
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Action Center
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock using Keyboard Shortcut

1. Press the Win + O keys to toggle Rotation lock on and off (default).






Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Action Center

1. Open the Action Center (Win+A).

2. Click/tap on the Rotation lock quick action button to toggle it on and off (default). (see screenshots below)

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Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

You can also right click or press and hold on your desktop, and click/tap on Display settings to open the same page in Settings.

2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Rotation lock on the right side for what you want. (see screenshots below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Screen Rotation Lock using a REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation

Enable DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Screen Rotation Lock

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_screen_rotation_lock.reg

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 3. To Turn Off Screen Rotation Lock

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_screen_rotation_lock.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn