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All screen items inverted

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by B Roberts, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. B Roberts

    B Roberts Flightless Bird

    Help!
    When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    everything was upside down.

    I am running XP and have never had this happen before.

    Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    can I fix this?

    Help would be appreciated
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    B Roberts wrote:
    > Help!
    > When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    > everything was upside down.
    >
    > I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >
    > Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    > can I fix this?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated


    Use your video card utility to flip it back.

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    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
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  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    B Roberts wrote:
    > Help!
    > When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted i.e.
    > everything was upside down.
    >
    > I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >
    > Apart from tipping my monitor upside down, how
    > can I fix this?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated


    Press Ctrl/Alt-Up Cursor

    or

    Press Ctrl/Shift-R

    ...depending on the manufacturer. Use the Video Card utility to disable
    this "feature".

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    wrote:

    > Help!
    > When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    > everything was upside down.
    >
    > I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >
    > Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    > can I fix this?
    >
    > Help would be appreciated




    The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    some arrow key.

    Rotate it back using those keys.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. B Roberts

    B Roberts Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:pfj656tidmssq7eaut98v8oa99i4s7r5pg@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Help!
    >> When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    >> everything was upside down.
    >>
    >> I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >>
    >> Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    >> can I fix this?
    >>
    >> Help would be appreciated

    >
    >
    >
    > The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    > card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    > orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    > some arrow key.
    >
    > Rotate it back using those keys.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


    Thanks for that, I hit Control-Alt and and the up arrow and it fixed it.
    I learnt something new today!!
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:33:51 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:pfj656tidmssq7eaut98v8oa99i4s7r5pg@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> Help!
    > >> When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    > >> everything was upside down.
    > >>
    > >> I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    > >>
    > >> Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    > >> can I fix this?
    > >>
    > >> Help would be appreciated

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    > > card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    > > orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    > > some arrow key.
    > >
    > > Rotate it back using those keys.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
    > Thanks for that, I hit Control-Alt and and the up arrow and it fixed it.
    > I learnt something new today!!




    You're welcome. Glad to help.


    >


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    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:02q756d81cp2pgp4aqha5t3o7c49dj97ut@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:33:51 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> news:pfj656tidmssq7eaut98v8oa99i4s7r5pg@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Help!
    >> >> When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    >> >> everything was upside down.
    >> >>
    >> >> I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >> >>
    >> >> Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    >> >> can I fix this?
    >> >>
    >> >> Help would be appreciated
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    >> > card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    >> > orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    >> > some arrow key.
    >> >
    >> > Rotate it back using those keys.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >>
    >> Thanks for that, I hit Control-Alt and and the up arrow and it fixed it.
    >> I learnt something new today!!

    >
    > You're welcome. Glad to help.
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003


    If one were to flip the screen like this when say looking at some picture
    rotated 90 degrees, would one find all one's icons crammed over to one side
    when one went back to desktop?

    S
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:50:54 +0100, "Spamlet"
    <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:02q756d81cp2pgp4aqha5t3o7c49dj97ut@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:33:51 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > >> news:pfj656tidmssq7eaut98v8oa99i4s7r5pg@4ax.com...
    > >> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    > >> > wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Help!
    > >> >> When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    > >> >> everything was upside down.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    > >> >> can I fix this?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Help would be appreciated
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    > >> > card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    > >> > orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    > >> > some arrow key.
    > >> >
    > >> > Rotate it back using those keys.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for that, I hit Control-Alt and and the up arrow and it fixed it.
    > >> I learnt something new today!!

    > >
    > > You're welcome. Glad to help.
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    >
    > If one were to flip the screen like this when say looking at some picture
    > rotated 90 degrees, would one find all one's icons crammed over to one side
    > when one went back to desktop?



    No. But it should not be necessary to do that with pictures. What
    program do you use to view pictures? I use Irfanview, and Irfanview
    (like most such programs) lets you rotate pictures as needed and then
    save them in that rotated condition.


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    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:rg1956tq4gfmm1k07ba7q003jpn8j11hd2@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:50:54 +0100, "Spamlet"
    > <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> news:02q756d81cp2pgp4aqha5t3o7c49dj97ut@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:33:51 +1200, "B Roberts" <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> >> news:pfj656tidmssq7eaut98v8oa99i4s7r5pg@4ax.com...
    >> >> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:33:48 +1200, "B Roberts"
    >> >> > <gochanz@yahoo.co.nz>
    >> >> > wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Help!
    >> >> >> When I turned my PC on today the picture was inverted ie
    >> >> >> everything was upside down.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I am running XP and have never had this happen before.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Upart fom tipping my monitor upside down, how
    >> >> >> can I fix this?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Help would be appreciated
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The ability to rotate the screen image is a feature of your video
    >> >> > card, to help it work with monitors that rotate to portrait
    >> >> > orientation. Almost certainly you accidentally pressed Ctrl-Alt, and
    >> >> > some arrow key.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Rotate it back using those keys.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks for that, I hit Control-Alt and and the up arrow and it fixed
    >> >> it.
    >> >> I learnt something new today!!
    >> >
    >> > You're welcome. Glad to help.
    >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    >>
    >> If one were to flip the screen like this when say looking at some picture
    >> rotated 90 degrees, would one find all one's icons crammed over to one
    >> side
    >> when one went back to desktop?

    >
    >
    > No. But it should not be necessary to do that with pictures. What
    > program do you use to view pictures? I use Irfanview, and Irfanview
    > (like most such programs) lets you rotate pictures as needed and then
    > save them in that rotated condition.

    --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003


    I often get a warning not to rotate pictures as this may cause information
    to be lost (Certainly with Windows picture and fax viewer.). I did once
    discover this key combination and ended up with jumbled up screen icons.
    Recently I did want to rotate something that way but could not remember the
    key strokes. Can't remember what it was I was trying to rotate now though.
    Another point where rotation could be useful, is that at most usable
    resolution this laptop does make pictures look over high, and tempt one to
    make unneeded adjustments. Mind you, I'm not really sure what this screen
    rotation actually means: if it too is a resampling then I suppose it makes
    no difference in the long run.

    Cheers,
    S
     

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