Automatically Rotate Displays

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Aperture, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    If you have a monitor that has the ability to rotate 90 degrees, is it possible to have OS X automatically rotate the image to compensate? More specifically, is this possible with an ATI Radeon X1600 card on an early Macbook Pro?

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  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    How would it know when you're rotated?

    Unless by automatic you didn't mean automatic switching. I assume you know about the rotation pref in displays (tiger+).
     
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure, but older Apple OS could I think. There were a few rotating displays and when you did the menu bar stayed on top. Is that what you are talking about?
     
  4. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    With most monitors that rotate, they come with a piece of software for Windows that automatically adjusts the image so that the menu bar is at the top of the screen, etc. (Basically so you aren't looking at a sideways image)

    Usually, it automatically does this. My monitor doesn't come with Mac software to do this, only Windows, and I wanted to know if OS X automatically did this without any extra software.

    & to Unity, I've seen the rotation preference but I wanted to know if you could have it automatically rotate the image when the screen was rotated 90 degrees.

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  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    The software is more likely an extension of the display driver (in addition to a little script) that can receives the data from the display. The display would know that it has been rotated (probably just little contacts inside the rotation mechanism) and then sends that new data to the OS. The OS says "Sweet" thanks to the handy driver that it has. That would then cause the script to run, rotating the screen.

    So, doing it auto-magically on OS X, would require all that. So.... i guess just have the display prefs open when you rotate the screen. Unless you rotate the screen a lot, and quite often, doing it that way should be fine.
     
  6. takao macrumors 68040

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    yeah would be really nice to have that feature (coming from a hp w2207 user)

    man i just tried it out again and it's really funny how much larger a screen looks when turned
     

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