Tutorial of Screen Rotation Hotkeys — How to use Windows hotkeys to rotate the external monitor
2023/08/08 updated ｜By G Editor
When coding or reading specifications, financial statements, changing the display to portrait orientation does make the viewing more comfortable and boost the efficiency. To set the screen rotation, the traditional way is to open the display setting under system settings in Windows 11/10, which can cause a bit long to switch. In order to help the super users who switch display orientation frequently, this article details the setting of the screen rotation hotkeys and troubleshooting tips. With them, people can rotate the external monitor more quickly and intuitively.
Intel Screen Rotation Hotkeys
The standard Windows 11/10 screen rotation setting is set by Windows Settings>>System>>Display> Select the display orientation as Landscape or Portrait.
If the computer adopts Intel graphics chips, Intel provides the following screen rotation hotkeys to switch the display orientation (clockwise rotation angle).
📌 Note: Intel Rotation shortcut keys are only appliable for the main display (NB/PC screen). If you want to use the hotkeys to rotate the external second monitor, please set the external screen as "Main Display", and then use the hotkeys to rotate the external monitor.
Step ① Settings > System > Display > Select screen 2
Step ② Check "Make this my main display"
💡Tip: Please remember to set the taskbar to "Show on all monitors", then you can call out the Windows menu app software on both screens.
Step ① Call out the settings menu by right-click the mouse on the task bar
Step ② Check "Display taskbar on all displays"
The same taskbars are shown on both screens
Intel Screen Rotation Hotkeys Not Responding？
If the screen display does not respond to the Intel screen hotkeys on your Intel laptop, try the following steps to troubleshoot.
① Confirm the system hotkeys are enabled
Look for 'Intel Graphics Command Center' on Windows Menu. Open it, click and confirm that “Enable System Hotkeys” is checked.
② Replace Intel Graphics Software
If you cannot find ' Intel Graphics Command Center' on Windows menu or if you can't find the four rotation hotkeys in Intel graphics control software, which means this feature is not available in this version. (Refer to the figures below)
Please search and download ' Intel Graphics Command Center (Beta)' from Microsoft Store.
After installation, open 'Intel Graphics Command Center (Beta)' >> System >>Hotkeys >> Turn on 'Enable System Hotkeys' and you can use hotkeys to rotate the main screen then.
For laptops with Intel and nVIDIA graphics cards, you can also use this method. By searching for 'Intel Graphics Command Center(Beta)' and enabling the system hotkeys. You are able to use Intel rotation hotkeys under nVIDIA graphic control driver.
Intel Screen Rotation Hotkeys Stops Working？ (2023 )
Suddenly, you found that the Intel screen hotkeys not work? Since June 2023, Intel has changed its graphics control program due to Windows Updates. Please check the software “Intel Graphics Command Center”, if the option [Enable System Hotkeys] is checked , but there is no customization option of the hotkeys ( as shown below), please install ' Intel Graphics Command Center (Beta)' instead.
After installation, check the option “Enable System Hotkeys” in System>>Hotkeys, and you can use Intel screen rotation hotkeys again.
Use the Rotation Hotkey Software — iRotate
If your computer adopts AMD chipset, or if you wish to keep your laptop screen as your primary display, you will need to install a free applet, iRotate, to manage shortcuts of display settings.
Download Address : https://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/irotate.shtm
iRotate provides different rotation shortcuts for multiple displays, so you can switch the display orientation of Screen 1, Screen 2 and even Screen 3 with the hotkeys at your leisure.
① Open iRotate from Windows Start Menu
② Hotkeys settings for each screen are automatically shown on the right of the taskbar
Notice: All three screens have different rotation hotkeys!