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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Crazy Windows Feature

Has anyone ever had this happen? Daughter#2 was playing an on-line game that froze up. After Hub rebooted, the display on the monitor had rotated to the left by 90 degrees -- make reading and especially mousing a little tough. Since I'm the official IT gal at my house (scary thought), if became my job to get this fixed. I tried everything but to no avail. Finally, I mastered the skill of mousing on a sideways screen and did a Google search. Here's what I found out:

Ctrl-Alt-Up - right side up
Ctrl-Alt-Right - 90 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Down - 180 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Left - 270 degrees(If that doesn’t work, try Ctrl-Shift-R)

It's a Windows feature that was apparently designed for tablet laptops. BUT, on a regular keyboard, you can apparently accidentally hit one of these sequences when you try to Ctrl-Alt-Del. How crazy is that?

2 comments:

Liana said...

heeheheee, I found this out by accident a couple of years ago and I was able to fix it too. It was kind of scary at first though because I was at work and I thought I had really messed up my computer.

Tea said...

I hope I never need that info, but thank you for posting it...ya never know.

BTW, they're looking for fill-ins for DRTS. If you want to play this year send an email to:
emily at yarnmiracle dot com
telling her you'd like to be a sub for dishrag tag.

Hope you get in! We're havin' a blast.