This is awesome...! (rotating display)

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  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    i'm bored to tears and i have nothing to do so i went into system prefs. and i rotated the picture 180 degrees! it's very very pointless but i just wanted to share it.
     
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    he (she? i dunno) rotated the display.
     
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  5. janey macrumors 603

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    Whoops, misread.
    I think if you hold down option+command while clicking Displays prefpane, it'll show up. Or, something along those lines. It's not recommended though, if your display can't support it, then you're gonna have a tough time switching it back.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sound like someone has too much time on their hands...may I suggest reading a good book? ;) :)
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FYI to those of you frantically searching for that option...you can't rotate it if you're on a laptop...
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    well you used to be able to. i remember i did, and had to use my iBook at a weird angle for a few minutes trying to get back to System Preferences to change it back :)

    I think only certain graphics cards supported it anyway.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I found a thread over at Arstechnica talking about this...it's not entirely clear what combinations of graphics card/monitors support this. My old iBook Dual USB doesn't. IIRC, I don't think my PB does either, but I can't check for sure until it comes back from the shop.
     
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    Hmm... I just tried to rotate the screen on my 12" 1.33GHz iBook G4 and it did not give me the option to do so. :(
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I can on my Power Mac G5 (not that I want to, its a little disorienting :) ).
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    ****. I tried it on my mac mini and ACD...man.
    It didn't work. Unfortunately enough, nothing I could find on google would reverse it.
    So first I got the idea of using VNC to fix it, but I never remembered to enable that in sharing prefpane.

    So I got the brilliant idea of using Voiceover to change the setting, which took all of like 2 minutes. Except, "Standard" was checked, and it still wasn't showing anything. A reboot fixed it though :) Wheeee

    (not saying a reboot will indeed fix it, but I think somehow the voiceover thing I did kicked into effect when I rebooted or something, I don't know)

    (voiceover being the screenreader built into OS X)
     
  14. trogdor! macrumors regular

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    too bad this only works with ati video cards..... come on nvidia, get those mac os x drivers updated!
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This changed with a dot upgrade... my iBook used to be able to do this, and now it cannot anymore....
     
  16. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I can do it on my MacBook Pro with an external 23" Apple Cinema ... it's fun ... now if I could only physically rotate the display I could surf macrumors almost without a scroll bar.
     
  17. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    On an Intel Mac Mini this option comes up by default BTW. I was trying it on my Dell 2005FPW over the weekend. Looks crazy tall with the widescreen rotated!
     
  18. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    Can Tooo

    i have a 1.5 ghz pb g4 and i can do it jsut fine. ITs kinda funny you can actually hold your powerbookl like a book now if only i could learn to type vertically...
     
  19. wkhahn macrumors member

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    Rotating display

    I seem to recall there having been a script written to do something similar to this. It was specifically for the powerbooks with a motion sensor. As you rotated the 'book, the screen would rotate so that you were always looking at it "right side up".

    Anyone else remember this?
     
  20. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Some interesting applications of this are outlined here.
     
  21. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Can't do it on my iMac G4. But then again, I'm not sure I want to!
     
  22. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it was really hard to use the mouse for a while after i turned it back.
     
  23. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    When I still had my Dell 2005FPW (had to sell it) hooked up to my PowerBook, I tried it a couple times, since the Dell can rotate on its base to be portrait. Talk about a long, skinny display. It was weird. I put it back.
     

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