rotate screen on macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob2131, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    hi, i think i did this by accident a while ago.

    Now i dont know if or how to do it.

    Basically want to rotate the monitor screen display 90deg on its side.

    Ive checked sys. pref. but cant see any settings for it.

    Maybe its just a keyboard shortcut?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    inigel

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    #2
    It shows up under Display setting for me, there is a drop down box called Rotate. I'm using a Mac Pro with a Cinema Display.

    I think you aren't getting it is because the inbuilt screens don't allow it. Try connecting an external if you can.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sys pref > display settings?

    mine just has a bunch of resolution options...stretched etc. ...

    im sure i pressed some shortcut and it happended before.......

    thanks anyway......
     
  4. macrumors regular

    inigel

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    #4
    When I click on Display settings in Systems Preferences, it show up on the resolution screen towards the bottom right. I have attached a screen shot to show.
     

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  5. macrumors 68000

    iToaster

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    #5
    Rotation only works with external displays.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    thanks for the screenshot.
    Mine hasnt got that rotation option.

    Still think i managed to do it by accident by pressing random shortcut keys a while ago.
     

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