How to Change Screen Orientation in Windows 11?

The default configuration of Windows 11 lets users rotate the screen or display without any third-party software. When the monitor display turns on, Windows 11 automatically adjusts the screen to the correct orientation. Windows 11 supports landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped), and portrait (flipped) screen orientation. This setting is enabled by default 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 the direction of your screen.

If someone unknowingly presses any hotkey, the screen orientation display automatically rotates, and 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.

In this growupwindows article, we will guide you on changing screen orientation in Windows 11 using hotkeys and the Settings app.

How to Rotate Display in Windows 11 using the Settings app?

To change the screen orientation using the Windows 11 Settings app, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

To do that, use the Windows + I shortcut keys. Alternatively, right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.

Step 2. When the Settings window appears on the screen, select the System on the left sidebar.

Step 3. Next, click on the Display tile on the right pane.

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

Note: If you use multiple monitors, you must select a monitor to change the orientation.

Step 5. In the drop-down menu “Display orientation,” select the Landscape (default), Portrait, Landscape (flipped), or Portrait (flipped) option. Soon after choosing 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. Windows 11 gives you 20 seconds to make a decision. If you don’t decide 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 the Esc key.

To save the settings, press the Keep changes button on the pop-up window.

You can now close the Settings window.

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 these key combinations:-

  • Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow – Rotates display orientation to landscape (This should be the default setting for most 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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