How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook ?

Chromebook Screen orientation settings : Along with the latest Google updates, Chromebooks have also offered a good number of features to the users to make their tasks and lives easy. One of these is the option to adjust the screen size and orientation as per their requirements. This comes majorly when the current screen specifications do not meet the user’s functionality and he or she wishes to have a better display.

Luckily, there are two different ways in which this can be executed and you can get your desired orientation and size to display. This has been covered in the upcoming content, where direct as well as indirect methods of Flip Screen on Chromebook have been elucidated.

Flip / Rotate Chromebook Screen using Keyboard Shortcut

The direct way of rotating the Chromebook screen is by using the keyboard shortcut. This is done by pressing Ctrl+ Shift and then the Refresh key. As soon as this is executed, the popup comes to confirm if you want to rotate the screen or not. After clicking on continue, the screen gets rotated by 90 degrees clockwise. The combination can be repeated as many times as you want to rotate and with each time it shows the 90 degrees rotation.

Regular way to Rotate Chromebook Screen

Yes, there is another way to Flip Screen on Chromebook and this comes into use only when you want the screen to show a single rotation for all time use. Please follow these steps to get it done:

  1. Click on the clock option in the bottom right side and then go to the Settings options within it.
  2. Go to Device and to Displays.
  3. An option for the orientation would be there on the screen.
  4. Under that section, click on the dropdown box to get the available options of orientation or flipping.
  5. Select the one that is favored by you and thus the screen gets set accordingly. This stays up even after you power off the Chromebook and can be changed back using these steps.

Flipping the second display

If your Chromebook supports secondary display, then these two methods would also work for it. You can either have the option to flip both primary and secondary displays in one go or select their orientations independently. In the Settings itself, once you follow back the steps mentioned previously, it will be visible that each display would be having a separate section. You can then choose to either have the same flips for both of them or keep them different.

These orientation changes are remembered by the device and even after the restart stays the same. But, these might also cause some confusion in terms of the uses of the cursors or shifts in certain icons.

Thus, if you are very sure that you want to bring the change then go for it and be ready to get acquainted with the changes that accompany the flips. Feel free to shoot your questions in the comments section and as goes without saying, do like, share and subscribe if you find the blog to be helpful.


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