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Display Upside Down

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OldManEd

#1
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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LVTravel

#2
"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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YoSeMitE_SaM

#3
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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gareth erskine-jones

#4
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

#5
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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Gene E. Bloch

#6
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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Gerald Fritzmeyer

#7
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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Gene E. Bloch

#8
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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Bill Sharpe

#9
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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#10
"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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gareth erskine-jones

#11
On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:57:57 -0700, Bill Sharpe
<wfsnopam@xxxxxx> wrote:


>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.
I have seen a laptop (I think it was a Panasonic) which could be
placed on the edge of a table and have the screen folded 270 degrees
so it was upside down - supposedly for presentations.

Despite there being uses for these inverted / rotated screen modes,
it's a little silly for the intel software to set up hotkeys for them
by default - I imagine that the hotkeys ensure they are activated
much more often by accident than on purpose.

GSEJ
 
D
#12
It's for viewing an optician's eye testing characters screened just above
the patient's head via a mirror at the opposite end of a (probably rather
small) room.
Doug

"gareth erskine-jones" <gsej@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:algo85l4tev8dpmdkhm7n1lpi2t3pmohch@xxxxxx

> On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:57:57 -0700, Bill Sharpe
> <wfsnopam@xxxxxx> wrote:
>
>

>>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.
>
> I have seen a laptop (I think it was a Panasonic) which could be
> placed on the edge of a table and have the screen folded 270 degrees
> so it was upside down - supposedly for presentations.
>
> Despite there being uses for these inverted / rotated screen modes,
> it's a little silly for the intel software to set up hotkeys for them
> by default - I imagine that the hotkeys ensure they are activated
> much more often by accident than on purpose.
>
> GSEJ
 
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Gene E. Bloch

#13
Here's what Doug wrote on 8/19/09:

> It's for viewing an optician's eye testing characters screened just above the
> patient's head via a mirror at the opposite end of a (probably rather small)
> room.
> Doug
No. That would show up as right-side up but reversed left to right...

For use with mirrors, there needs to be a flip as well as a rotate.

For use with smoke, I have no idea...

> "gareth erskine-jones" <gsej@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:algo85l4tev8dpmdkhm7n1lpi2t3pmohch@xxxxxx

>> On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:57:57 -0700, Bill Sharpe
>> <wfsnopam@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>

>>>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.
>>
>> I have seen a laptop (I think it was a Panasonic) which could be
>> placed on the edge of a table and have the screen folded 270 degrees
>> so it was upside down - supposedly for presentations.
>>
>> Despite there being uses for these inverted / rotated screen modes,
>> it's a little silly for the intel software to set up hotkeys for them
>> by default - I imagine that the hotkeys ensure they are activated
>> much more often by accident than on purpose.
>>
>> GSEJ
--
Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com