How to rotate the display without reboot and wrong resolution?

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  1. thulium macrumors newbie

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    OS X 10.11.4
    MBP 13" 2015

    By default it is not possible to rotate the internal screen.

    But when you hold the "secret" shortcut CMD+ALT before you choose "Displays" in the system preferences, you get the option to rotate.

    But:

    1. After that action you get a black screen. You have to reboot. Than the screen is rotated.
    2. You get another resolution: 1600x2560. You can't change it. For my eyes that resolution is to small.
    Questions:

    Is there any workaround to rotate the internal display without the show stopping effects I described above?

    The best would be, when the display would rotate automatically by detection of a position sensor.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    I doubt it the uses for this option are looking limited to say the least.

    If this is a large part of your workflow a surface pro or other hybrid is the only answer.
     
  3. Falcon9 macrumors member

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    Just curious... Why would you want to do this?
     
  4. unfrostedpoptar macrumors regular

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    I did this a few years ago. I had a 27" iMac + 2 Dell 27" monitors. With all 3 next to each other, it was way too wide, so I rotated all 3 (on VESA mounts) and it was pretty good. Gave up because it was like sitting in a tanning booth and affordable 4k monitors started coming out.
     

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