Computer sideaway (rotate)

A computer screen sideways is when a computer screen rotates or changes its page orientation, Page orientation is how a rectangular page is oriented for normal viewing. The two most common types of orientation are portrait and landscape.

A landscape display is when the screen is wider than it is taller while a portrait display when the display screen is taller than it is wider. In other words, Landscape screens are captured in a horizontal layout while portrait screens are captured in a vertical layout.

Computer windows screens are normally designed to display in a rectangular view, when anything happens to the view other than this, then it’s abnormal and known as screen side away.

What causes Screen Sideways?

Any changes in the computer system are not a surprise to all computer experts because they believe that it happens. After all, the changes are designed in computers and that’s the reason it happens. The rotation of your computer screen might have happened because you pressed a combination of wrong keys on your keyboard or you did the wrong adjustment in your computer settings. When you find your computer windows’ view changed, don’t panic, just follow any of the following methods to get the problem solved.

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Identify the Problem.

Before you can address the problem of a sideways display, you’ll need to understand what might be causing the issue. Potential causes could include a virus or malware, conflicts between programs or drivers that control your display settings, or even a quick accidental keystroke while working on your computer. Once you identify the source of the problem, you can then use it to determine how to properly rotate your screen back into view.

Check the Graphics Driver.

This can often provide clues about what is causing the display issue. The graphics driver often manages display-related settings for your computer, and if it’s out of date or corrupted it can cause the display to be rotated. Look up updated drivers from your monitor’s manufacturer online and install them on your computer.

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Reboot and Hold Down Keyboard Keys.

After updating your drivers, try rebooting and holding down the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard while the device is restarting. This is a way to force the display back into its normal orientation without having to go through Windows settings. The screen should flash briefly before adjusting to the correct rotation automatically.

Disable Unneeded Monitors or HDMI Inputs.

To prevent your screen from becoming rotated again, try right-clicking on the desktop and going to “Screen Resolution”. Here, you can disable any unnecessary monitors or HDMI inputs that are connected. This should help to keep the display in the correct rotation until you carefully change it again.

Use Windows or Device Settings Menus to Change Orientation


If you have Windows 10, right-click on the desktop and select “Display Settings”. Here, you can click and drag the scaling option to change the orientation of your screen. On other devices, look for device settings in their menus – typically done by pressing a key combination such as CTR+ALT+ARROW keys – where you can easily rotate display to standard or extended orientation.

Hold down your CTRL and ALT keys at a time, then press the Arrow up key while your fingers hold CTRL and ALT keys. Your computer screen will get back to its normal position. How To Take A Screen Shot On Mac

Screen Rotation settings


  1. Go to your computer windows screen (when your computer screen is not on it)
  2. Right Click on your mouse
  3. When it pops up options, choose Graphics options
  4. Choose Rotation
  5. Choose Rotate to 0 Degrees and press Enter
computer screen sideaway rotate

Windows Display Settings


  1. Click on the windows key
  2. Choose the settings icon and press Enter (Go to settings)
  3. Click on System

4. Click on Display (it is located by the top-left side)

 5. Scroll down till you see Display orientation, there is a box under it click on it and choose Landscape, then press enter.

Display Orientation Settings

This method also works when your computer keeps rotating automatically


  1. Click on the windows key
  2. Choose the settings icon and press Enter (Go to settings)
  3. Click on Display (it is located by the top-left side
  4. Scroll down till you see Display orientation, there is a box under it click on it and choose Landscape, then press enter.
  5. Check (on)  the Rotation lock under the box, aside should show blue color.

I think computer screen rotation problems should be totally solved with any of the methods above, you can drop your comment below for any question