Changing Your Desktop Orientation

Posted on May 21, 2013

One feature of many flat-panel monitors you might be unaware of is the ability to physically rotate the monitor into a portrait position.

 

This is a great feature, especially for working with documents, flyers or magazines, and photo editing as it provides more vertical work space.

 

To change the orientation of your desktop:

1. Right click on an empty space on your desktop, then select Screen Resolution from the pop-up menu:

 
2. If you have multiple monitors, click on the appropriate monitor. If you are unsure of which monitor you need to change, click the Detect button. If you have only one monitor, proceed to step 3.

 
3. Click on Landscape to drop down the orientation options menu, and select Portrait. Click Apply when done:

 
4. Select Keep changes:

 

That’s all there is to it. Your desktop orientation on your monitor should now be set for portrait.