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Using Screen Rotation with the Intel® Graphics Control Panel


Last Reviewed: 01-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000005491

This article applies to all Intel® graphics drivers that show rotation within the Intel® Graphics Control Panel. The rotation capabilities and hotkeys have been removed from the latest Intel Graphics Control Panel starting with 6th Generation products. If rotation is not visible in your Intel Graphics Control Panel and you wish to access rotation controls, they are available via the OS Display Settings and are called "Orientation".

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.

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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.

Intel® Graphics Control Panel
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.

Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel
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.

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

Or use the -
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.

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