Graphics
Graphics Drivers
Using screen rotation with the Intel® Graphics Control Panel

The rotation feature of Intel graphics drivers allow the user to rotate a monitor or display's entire image to one of four orientations when enabled. The image can be rotated 90°, 180°, 270°, and 0° (Normal).

Note The rotation feature may not be available if this feature is disabled by the computer manufacturer.

The steps below demonstrate how to use rotation feature. Start by selecting the version of the Intel® Graphics Control Panel currently configured on your system.

Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
or use the Hot Key Method

Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel
  2. Select Display
  3. Change the Rotation to either 0, 90, 180 or 270
  4. Select Apply


Figure 1: Rotation options as seen on the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel

Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the Display > General Settings tab
  3. Select the desired level of rotation from the Rotation drop-down
  4. Select Apply > OK


Figure 2: Rotation options as seen on the Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + F12 to open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the Display Settings Tab
  3. Check the box for Enable Rotation
  4. Select the appropriate Radio button for the desired level of rotation
  5. Select Apply > OK


Figure 3: Rotation Options as seen on the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver

Hotkey Method:
All versions of the Intel® Graphics Control Panel support Hot Keys. These keys, when pressed, have the ability to automatically rotate your screen without having to go into the Intel® Graphics Control Panel. By default, the hot keys for rotation are as follows:

  • 0 degrees (normal/upright): Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow
  • 90 degrees (quarter turn clockwise): Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow
  • 180 degrees (upside down): Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow
  • 270 degrees (quarter turn counter-clockwise): Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow

Note These hot keys can be changed if desired, via the Hot Key Manager located in the Intel® Graphics Control Panel.

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (Intel® GMA 500)
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-016829
Last Modified: 13-Aug-2014
Date Created: 14-Nov-2004
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