How to Rotate or Flip the Screen in Windows 11

Rotating your Windows screen is helpful in many situations. For example, you may want to view a presentation from your laptop in portrait mode instead of landscape mode. Or, you might have two screens side-by-side and want to change the orientation of one of them. This guide shows you how to rotate or flip your screen in Windows 11.

Using Display Settings

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings.

    Select Display settings.
    Select Display settings.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to Display orientation.

    Click the Display orientation drop-down menu.
    Click the Display orientation drop-down menu.
  3. Four options will come up:
    Landscape: This is the standard orientation. The screen is wider than it is tall.
    Portrait: This flips the screen 90 degrees. It’s taller than it is wide.
    Landscape (flipped): Like Landscape mode, but flipped 180 degrees.
    Portrait (flipped): Like Portrait mode, but flipped 180 degrees.

    Four options available: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), and Portrait (flipped).
    Four options are available: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), and Portrait (flipped).
  4. Select the orientation you want, then click Keep changes.

    Click Keep changes.
    Click Keep changes.

Utilizing the Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app (press Windows + I on your keyboard or click the Start button, then select the gear icon).

    Open the Settings app.
    Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to System > Display.

    Go to System > Display.
    Go to System > Display.
  3. Under “Display orientation,” select the orientation you want.

    Four options available: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), and Portrait (flipped).
    Four options are available: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), and Portrait (flipped).
  4. Click Keep changes.

    Click Keep changes.
    Click Keep changes.

Using the manufacturer’s control panel

  1. Open any browser and search for your graphic card manufacturer’s control panel. (Usually Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center).
  2. Download and install the control panel. In my example, I’m using Catalyst Control Center as I have an AMD graphics card.

    Download the Catalyst Control Center.
    Download the Catalyst Control Center.
  3. After installation, the Catalyst Control Center icon will appear in the taskbar. Right-click it.

    Right-click the Catalyst Control Center icon.
    Right-click the Catalyst Control Center icon.
  4. Go to your first graphics card option > Rotate display > Select the orientation you want.

    Go to your first graphics card option > Rotate display > The orientation you want.
    Go to your first graphics card option > Rotate display > The orientation you want.

Utilizing the screen keyboard shortcuts

Some keyboard shortcuts can rotate the screen. However, these shortcuts only work if you have Intel HD Graphics.

  • Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow: Rotates the screen 90 degrees to the right.
  • Ctrl +Alt + Left arrow: Rotates the screen 90 degrees to the left.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow: Restores the screen to its normal upright position.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow: Turns the screen upside down.

If you have an Intel graphics card, but these shortcuts don’t work, you need to activate System hotkeys.

  1. Open your graphics command center.
  2. Click the gear icon in the left-hand menu.

    Click System in the left-hand menu.
    Click System in the left-hand menu.
  3. Switch on the toggle for Enable the System Hotkeys.

    Switch on the toggle for Enable System Hotkeys.
    Switch on the toggle for Enable the System Hotkeys.

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