Question by  Megan (35)

How can I get my Dell laptop screen turned to display in portrait?


Answer by  nimrod (321)

go to screen resolution or screen properties and look for the display options. you can also try the default key combination for that action, press the keys Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow or Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow (try the other arrows too)


Answer by  Josh87 (29)

This could be different depending on model and operating system. You could try Ctrl/Alt + arrow keys. If that does not work try going to video properties and advanced.


Answer by  nickl2000 (540)

Unless your screen is designed to be turned there is no good way to do it. You would need to rebuild the laptop case to have the screen be vertical instead of horizontal.


Answer by  knightmare (1231)

It depends on what video card (or integrated video) your laptop is using but holding the Ctrl, Alt, and any arrow key is a common command to rotate or flip the display. Some Dell's let you control the graphics if you right-click the desktop background and select the option there, but you may not have one on a laptop.


Answer by  Mike28 (18)

Start by going clicking on the Start Menu. Then you should go to into control panel and click on the icon for the Nvidia video card. Now you should see a tab called 'Properties', click on that. Now you should see another tab now called 'Screen Rotation'. Click on that. Now feel free and adjust accordingly.


Answer by  katt (16)

In order to have your Dell laptop screen display in portrait viewing mode, you should first open the Intel graphics configuration panel that can usually be found in the lower right icons on your screen. Once opened, select the angle which you would like to see your laptop's display.


Answer by  zackr (38)

To get your Dell laptop screen to display in portrait, open the Intel graphics configuration panel (which is usually found in the lower right of the screen) and select the angle you would like to have your laptop to be displayed in.


Answer by  Phil28 (379)

Look at the options in your graphics cards driver. It is possible that you can simply adjust the orientation there. If there is no such option to be found, search the internet for a third party program that lets you adjust that. In standalone monitors the feature is called "pivot" so maybe including that in the search helps.


Answer by  13ac (12)

hold down alt and crl and use the directional keys to change the rotation


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, to achieve the desired function, you may want to right click on your desktop screen. Then you want to select graphic properties. Then go advanced and change to portrait.


Answer by  pcguy (307)

Most laptop screens cannot be rotated, because it would result in very uncomfortable working positions. So most laptop graphics card do not support this function.


Answer by  mcr666 (362)

You will want to check the display settings for your laptop screen - there should be an option for screen display.

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