Modern day LCD monitors come with a desktop stand which enables them to be rotated at any angle you want. Microsoft Windows 7 also makes use of this feature to allow you to rotate your Windows display in two modes – landscape mode and the portrait mode. In the landscape mode the height is less compared to the width. In the portrait mode the height is more compared to the width. The landscape mode is useful when you are doing editing or programming work, while the portrait mode is useful when you are reading some ebooks or online magazines.
In addition to manually rotating the monitor, you need to change the display settings of Windows 7 so that the display also gets rotated as you want it. Here is how you can make Windows 7 rotate the display in the landscape or the portrait mode :
- Right-click anywhere on your Desktop and select Screen Resolution from the context menu.
- In the Screen Resolution window, click on the drop-down listbox labeled Orientation and choose a orientation. You can choose from four different orientations – landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped) and portrait (flipped). If you have more than one monitors attached to your computer then first you need to select the monitor you want to rotate display of.
- Click on the OK button to save the settings.