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  1. #1


    OldManEd Guest

    Display Upside Down

    I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.

    Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.

    Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>

    I did these keystrokes with one motion.

    I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.

    Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?

    Why would anyone need this function?

    OldEd


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  3. #2


    LVTravel Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down



    "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

    > I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    > laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    > direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    > right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >
    > Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >
    > Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >
    > I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >
    > I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >
    > Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >
    > Why would anyone need this function?
    >
    > OldEd
    All depends on the video card and driver which keystrokes can cause this.
    Not all video cards can rotate. Normally when this happens if you
    immediately repeat the same key combination it will revert to original or
    continue to rotate with each key press with an eventual upright display.


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  4. #3


    YoSeMitE_SaM Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    If the desktop it upside down try CTRL+ALT+UPARROW that should flip it
    back. CTRL+ALT+DOWNARROW flips it upside down again.
    CTRL+ALT+LEFTARROW and CTRL+ALT+RIGHTARROW rotates the desktop 90 or 270

    LVTravel wrote:

    >
    >
    > "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

    >> I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my
    >> Vista laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the
    >> opposite direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I
    >> move mouse to right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >>
    >> Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >>
    >> Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >>
    >> I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >>
    >> I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >>
    >> Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >>
    >> Why would anyone need this function?
    >>
    >> OldEd
    >
    > All depends on the video card and driver which keystrokes can cause
    > this. Not all video cards can rotate. Normally when this happens if you
    > immediately repeat the same key combination it will revert to original
    > or continue to rotate with each key press with an eventual upright display.

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  5. #4


    gareth erskine-jones Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:10:52 -0400, "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    >laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    >direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    >right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.

    >I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >
    >Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    Without knowing what sort of laptop you're using, it's hard to say. I
    have seen this on laptops with intel graphics though (including a dell
    D630). The feature on that machine can be controlled using the intel
    utility installed with the graphics driver. If I right-click on the
    desktop there is a "graphics options" entry on the context menu - that
    brings up the utility, which has a tab called "hot keys" - the
    "feature" can be turned off here.

    >Why would anyone need this function?
    beats me..

    GSEJ

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    OldManEd Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    I have an ASUS Eee PC model 1000HE. It has an Intel graphic chip. Will have
    to check for 'options.' Thanks for response.
    OldEd

    "gareth erskine-jones" <gsej@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ddgf85d4b9ban3c5t0g2oj8cvsiurasqa3@xxxxxx

    > On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:10:52 -0400, "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >

    >>I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    >>laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    >>direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    >>right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >

    >>I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >>
    >>Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >
    > Without knowing what sort of laptop you're using, it's hard to say. I
    > have seen this on laptops with intel graphics though (including a dell
    > D630). The feature on that machine can be controlled using the intel
    > utility installed with the graphics driver. If I right-click on the
    > desktop there is a "graphics options" entry on the context menu - that
    > brings up the utility, which has a tab called "hot keys" - the
    > "feature" can be turned off here.
    >

    >>Why would anyone need this function?
    >
    > beats me..
    >
    > GSEJ

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  7. #6


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    Here's what OldManEd wrote on 8/15/09:

    > Why would anyone need this function?
    To use a rotating monitor in portrait mode.

    To let the person sitting opposite you see your screen right side up.

    As a practical joke.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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  8. #7


    Gerald Fritzmeyer Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    This is a very useful function for when you spill an entire cup of coffee in
    the keyboard of your laptop. Set the screen for upside down display, then
    hang your laptop upside down so that the coffee can run out. Now you can
    view the screen normally while the keyboard dries.

    This is why they put the feature on machines. There is no other reason.

    Gerald.


    "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

    >
    > I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    > laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    > direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    > right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >
    > Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >
    > Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >
    > I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >
    > I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >
    > Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >
    > Why would anyone need this function?
    >
    > OldEd


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  9. #8


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    Here's what Gerald Fritzmeyer wrote on 8/17/09:

    > This is a very useful function for when you spill an entire cup of coffee in
    > the keyboard of your laptop. Set the screen for upside down display, then
    > hang your laptop upside down so that the coffee can run out. Now you can view
    > the screen normally while the keyboard dries.

    > This is why they put the feature on machines. There is no other reason.
    You're dead wrong - there is a second reason that I already mentioned,
    namely for a practical joke.

    Think how much fun it would be if you turned someone's monitor 90
    degrees CCW, and they had no idea that it was normal and could very
    eaily be fixed.

    Actually, I hate practical jokes, but at least I had fun yanking your
    chain. I hope you don't mind :-)

    > Gerald.

    > "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    >> laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    >> direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse to
    >> right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >>
    >> Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >>
    >> Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >>
    >> I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >>
    >> I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >>
    >> Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >>
    >> Why would anyone need this function?
    >>
    >> OldEd
    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com



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  10. #9


    Bill Sharpe Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > Here's what Gerald Fritzmeyer wrote on 8/17/09:

    >> This is a very useful function for when you spill an entire cup of
    >> coffee in the keyboard of your laptop. Set the screen for upside down
    >> display, then hang your laptop upside down so that the coffee can run
    >> out. Now you can view the screen normally while the keyboard dries.
    >

    >> This is why they put the feature on machines. There is no other reason.
    >
    > You're dead wrong - there is a second reason that I already mentioned,
    > namely for a practical joke.
    >
    > Think how much fun it would be if you turned someone's monitor 90
    > degrees CCW, and they had no idea that it was normal and could very
    > eaily be fixed.
    >
    > Actually, I hate practical jokes, but at least I had fun yanking your
    > chain. I hope you don't mind :-)
    >

    >> Gerald.
    >
    >

    >> "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx

    >>>
    >>> I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my
    >>> Vista laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the
    >>> opposite direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I
    >>> move mouse to right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >>>
    >>> Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >>>
    >>> Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >>>
    >>> I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >>>
    >>> I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >>>
    >>> Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >>>
    >>> Why would anyone need this function?
    >>>
    >>> OldEd
    >
    I can see a use for rotating right and left, but upside down is probably
    most used, as reported, for practical jokes. Students in computer labs
    like to drive the lab assistants nuts.

    Bill

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  11. #10


    Eric Guest

    Re: Display Upside Down


    "Bill Sharpe" <wfsnopam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O8zUp4OIKHA.4004@xxxxxx

    > Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    >> Here's what Gerald Fritzmeyer wrote on 8/17/09:

    >>> This is a very useful function for when you spill an entire cup of
    >>> coffee in the keyboard of your laptop. Set the screen for upside down
    >>> display, then hang your laptop upside down so that the coffee can run
    >>> out. Now you can view the screen normally while the keyboard dries.
    >>

    >>> This is why they put the feature on machines. There is no other reason.
    >>
    >> You're dead wrong - there is a second reason that I already mentioned,
    >> namely for a practical joke.
    >>
    >> Think how much fun it would be if you turned someone's monitor 90 degrees
    >> CCW, and they had no idea that it was normal and could very eaily be
    >> fixed.
    >>
    >> Actually, I hate practical jokes, but at least I had fun yanking your
    >> chain. I hope you don't mind :-)
    >>

    >>> Gerald.
    >>
    >>

    >>> "OldManEd" <econgleton@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:O7HUKbhHKHA.5256@xxxxxx
    >>>>
    >>>> I accidently hit some key combination that flip the display on my Vista
    >>>> laptop. Everything was upside down and the cursor moved in the opposite
    >>>> direction than what the physical moved. In other words, if I move mouse
    >>>> to right cursor moved to left. Not sure what keys I hit.
    >>>>
    >>>> Left Hand: Maybe <Function> key or <Ctrl> or <Alt> or any two of these.
    >>>>
    >>>> Right Hand: Maybe <PageUp> or <PageDown> or <UpArrow> or <DownArrow>
    >>>>
    >>>> I did these keystrokes with one motion.
    >>>>
    >>>> I had to use System Restore to get back to a normal display.
    >>>>
    >>>> Can someone tell me what keys I hit and how to restore display?
    >>>>
    >>>> Why would anyone need this function?
    >>>>
    >>>> OldEd
    >>
    > I can see a use for rotating right and left, but upside down is probably
    > most used, as reported, for practical jokes. Students in computer labs
    > like to drive the lab assistants nuts.
    >
    > Bill
    It's useful to be able to display a screen in any direction. Upside down
    would be if you want to mount it under a cabinet to save desktop space. Of
    course if it's a laptop screen you'd need an external mouse and keyboard for
    that.



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