How to rotate screen in Windows 11 (3 Ways)

3 ways to rotate screen in Windows 11 – via Display settings, hotkeys, and Graphics control panel.

rotate screen in Windows 11

Your laptop screen might be rotated mistakenly when you add or disconnect a second monitor. Furthermore, unintentional press on a wrong key may change your monitor screen to portrait mode despite you want to use landscape. A weird situation arises when your Windows 11 screen flips where you can’t even read the text or click where you want. Luckily you rotate screen in Windows 11 easily using a few methods.

Opposite to the intensity of the problem felt you can flip Windows 11 screen simply using some hotkeys. In this regard, you can also follow How to Flip Screen on Windows 10 to 90, 180, 270 Degree.

3 Ways to Rotate Screen in Windows 11

Here is how to rotate screen in Windows 11 –

Way-1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Rotate the screen using the following keyboard shortcuts –

A. Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow – Landscape mode

B. Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow – Portrait mode

C. Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow – Flipped landscape

D. Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow – Flipped portrait

After each change, you will get a confirmation dialog saying – “Keep these display settings?” as in the following screenshot. Click on Keep changes.

how to rotate screen in Windows 11 3 ways

If this method and the shortcut keys are not working then directly follow Ways-2 and then use the shortcuts. The inactive Keyboard shortcuts mean that they are disabled from ‘Intel Graphics Command Center’ (In case your computer is powered with Intel processor). So you will need to enable them first –

Way-2: Through Graphics card Control panel

Intel Graphics Command Center or control panel of other Graphics cards provide settings for rotations. If you haven’t downloaded it yet then go to this link and install it from Microsoft store.

  1. Open Intel Graphics Command Center.
  2. Select System.
  3. Turn on Enable System hotkeys using the Toggle.
  4. In the right pane, you can see Enabling hotkeys. Click on Go to: Windows Sign-in option from that section.
  5. On the Settings app, Turn on the option – Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in.
  6. Close Settings app and Intel Graphics Command Center.
  7. Use the keyboard shortcuts given in the Way-1 to rotate screen.
rotate screen in windows 11 Through Graphics card Control panel

Way-3: Via Display Settings

In case, the hotkeys don’t work for flipping back, try this method –

  1. Right-click on the desktop and choose Display settings.
how to rotate screen in Windows 11
  1. Go to Scale & layout section.
  2. Click drop-down menu for Display orientation and select Landscape.
Display orientation and select Landscape
  1. Click Apply (or OK).

Methods list:
Way-1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Way-2: Through Graphics card Control panel
Way-3: Via Display Settings

That’s all!!

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Topics:  Windows 11
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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.