How to flip the screen of a computer or laptop

In some cases, the user may need to change the default orientation of the PC or laptop screen: if, for example, the monitor is in a vertical position, or if the laptop screen suddenly flips "on its own", it is relatively easy to do.

In this step-by-step tutorial on the ways to rotate (flip) the image on your screen both with the standard tools of Windows 11 or Windows 10 and with the utilities of the video card manufacturer.

Rotate your screen with Windows 11 and Windows 10 tools

Windows has built-in screen rotation tools, you can start with them. To rotate the screen in Windows 11/10 settings, just follow the steps below:

  1. Right-click on an empty area of ​​the desktop and select "Display Settings".
  2. In the event that there are several monitors connected, select the one you want to change orientation: just click on the screen thumbnail with the corresponding number.
  3. Find the “Screen Orientation” item below.
  4. Select one of the available rotation options – Landscape, Portrait or the same options but “reversed”.

Done, the screen will flip according to the options you have set.

Note that flipping is only available for currently active screens. For example, if the laptop is connected to an external monitor and the built-in screen is off, you can't flip it over.

How to flip the screen in Intel Graphics Control Center or using hotkeys

If you have an integrated Intel video adapter, you can use the proprietary Intel Graphics Control Center application to flip the screen:

  1. Start the Intel Graphics Control Center. The app is usually installed automatically on Windows 10 and Windows 11, and can be launched by searching the taskbar.
  2. Click on the screen control tab, select the screen you want (if there is more than one), and use the options available under “Rotate” to rotate the screen.

An additional option is to enable hotkeys to quickly rotate the screen. To do this, just go to the corresponding section in the settings of the Intel Graphics Control Center:

Once the default hotkeys are enabled, it will be possible to use the Ctrl+Alt+Arrow keys to rotate the screen.

Screen rotation in NVIDIA Control Panel

If your monitor is connected to an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, screen rotation is available in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Necessary Steps:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select "NVIDIA Control Panel" (in Windows 11 you'll need to click "Show advanced settings" first).
  2. Under “Display” select “Rotate Screen” (Why the “Display” section may be missing in NVIDIA Control Panel).
  3. Select the desired screen orientation.

Done, the screen will be inverted based on the settings you have selected.