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Offline Taz71498

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Desktop upside down
« on: September 09, 2008, 05:17:31 PM »
Hey guys, I have a person from work that has just called me.

She has a problem and I am posting for her to make it easier.

Her desktop is upside down.

Her daughter was working in a program, left the computer to go to the bathroom and came back to an upside down screen.  She rebooted, Microsoft splash screen is normal.  As soon as the desktop loads, everything is upside down. 

Um, what is up with that?  She has XP.  I have booted my XP but I am not finding a setting to make it go upside down, at least not yet.  I think there would have to be...yes?



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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 05:58:02 PM »
Hi Taz, does she have a nVidia video card?  If so, it offers options to rotate the screen.  Tell her to look in Control Panel > nVidia Control Panel > Display > Rotate Display.  She can reverse the effect there.
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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 05:59:14 PM »
I will give her a call and ask.

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 06:05:04 PM »
Ok.  Some other graphics cards offer the same feature too.
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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 06:10:43 PM »
Graphics card is:

Intel R 82845G Graphics Controler

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 06:22:54 PM »
Is there a Control Panel applet?  If so she should be able to change the screen rotation there.  If not, she can check to see if Hot Keys have been activated.  I think the key combination is Ctrl + Alt + arrow key (press according to the direction you want to rotate the screen).
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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 06:44:31 PM »
I will check that with her.  I did have her right click on the on the desktop and tell me what all her options were just in case there was a disp graphic control center there. 
There was not one listed.

I will check to see if the hot key combo works.

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 06:50:50 PM »
AnnMarie, you are a guiness   ;D  The hot key did the trick.  Thank you very much.

She is just tickled and also says thank you.  It was just hard for her to register here and post with the screen upside down.  She was going to take the computer in to a shop in the morning and she is so glad she does not have to now.

Thank you again.

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 07:07:16 PM »
That's good news Taz and you are both very welcome.   ;D
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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008, 05:45:14 AM »
Amazing the things we can do with hot keys.....might pull this prank on my son.  ;)

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008, 12:58:32 PM »
 :D  Would be kind of funny.

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Re: Desktop upside down
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 03:32:49 AM »

Her daughter was working in a program, left the computer to go to the bathroom and came back to an upside down screen.  She rebooted, Microsoft splash screen is normal.  As soon as the desktop loads, everything is upside down.

Was there anyone else around at the time when the daughter was out of the room?

Sounds like someone pulled a fast>fast one. I never heard of a display flip happening on it's own.

If you find out who did it wait till they aren't looking and drag their task bar at the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen (or to the left or right side) and leave it there, lol.