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How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook

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To rotate your Chromebook screen, press CTRL + SHIFT + RELOAD. Every time you use this shortcut, the screen rotates 90 degrees sideways.

Reload Chromebook Screen
Reload Chromebook Screen

Chromebooks are now coming in many new form factors, and Chrome OS is finding its way into many other use cases like kiosks and signage. Rotating the screen is no longer a fancy thing to do but a necessity for many.

Chrome OS has made this easy with a keyboard shortcut. Here is how to rotate the Chromebook screen with that shortcut:

CTRL + SHIFT + RELOAD

Keep pressing this to continue rotating the screen, and stop when you get the screen orientation that you are looking for. For example, if you use a vertical display and want to display Chrome OS sideways on that display, you can use this keyboard shortcut.

You can do this from the Chrome OS Settings App too.

Rotate Chromebook Screen From Settings

Go to Settings > Display > Orientation. Select one of the following available options:

  • Standard
  • 90
  • 180
  • 270
Rotate Chromebook Screen
Rotate Chromebook Screen

Correct Incorrect Screen Orientation (Screen Sideways)

Occasionally, users change screen orientation by mistake. In such cases, the screen might look sideways or upside down. You can use the keyboard shortcut to correct this as well.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + RELOAD until the screen is back to the correct orientation.

Still need help? Reach out to Chromebook experts at Google’s community forum or drop us a comment.



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