Chromebook is a mixed bag of Windows features baked into a device that runs on a platform based on Android OS. One of the more used features on Chromebooks is screen rotation, especially if your Chromebook doesn’t have a touchscreen and you’re having trouble rotating Chromebook screen; we’ve got you covered here.
In this article, we’ve discussed how to rotate the screen on Chromebook using the following three methods.
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Rotate screen on Chromebook using keyboard shortcut
The easiest way to rotate the screen on Chromebook is to use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + REFRESH keys.
Then you’ll need to confirm your action by clicking on the Continue button on Rotate screen prompt (refer to the screenshot below).
Once confirmed, the Chromebook screen will rotate by 90 degrees. You can use the keyboard shortcut to rotate the screen on Chromebooks 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees.
Rotate Chromebook screen using Settings
If the keyboard shortcuts for rotating the screen on Chromebook isn’t working for you, the screen can be rotated using the settings.
Step 1: Click on Device from the side panel options to the left. Then select Displays.
Step 2: On the next screen, click on the dropdown options beside Orientation under Built-in display. Choose from the following four rotation options.
- 0 (the default option)
You’ll also see the Auto-rotate option on Chromebooks that have a touch screen. You can still choose one of the four aforementioned orientation options to rotate Chromebook screen.
Rotate secondary monitor for Chromebook
You can use both the keyboard shortcut and Settings options to rotate screen on Chromebook.
If you want to rotate the secondary monitor, you need to point and click on a blank space on the secondary monitor and then use the CTRL + SHIFT + REFRESH keyboard shortcut to rotate the screen Chromebook. The keyboard shortcut works on the selected screen — primary or secondary.
On the other hand, if you’re using the Chromebook settings, follow the same steps as mentioned in the guide above. You’ll see a tab for the secondary monitor, where you can change the screen orientation and rotate it according to your needs.
Note that the orientation of the primary and secondary screens can be different.
How to flip screen on Chromebook? (Touchscreen)
If your Chromebook has a touch screen, but it isn’t rotating automatically, chances are the auto-rotate feature is disabled. You can tap on the notification toolbar on the bottom-right of the taskbar and then on the Auto-rotate option to switch it on.
If you want to rotate screen on Chromebook to a specific orientation from the four options available, you can do so by following the same steps as the guide above — Settings > Device > Orientation (refer to the screenshot below).
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