How Do I Fix a Computer That Looks Sideways?

by Meredith Mooney

You're minding your own business. Suddenly, everything on your computer screen looks sideways. You don't have to get a crick in your neck or turn your monitor on its side--or spend time on the phone with tech support. There's an easy solution for this common problem.

Easy Keyboard Shortcut

Maybe a cat, dog or child did something to your keyboard. Perhaps you dropped something on it, or maybe you pressed a sequence of keys and hit the wrong one by accident. What happened is that a keyboard shortcut got activated. Someone pressed "Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow" and it caused your screen to rotate. To fix this problem, press "Ctrl-Alt-Up Arrow."

About the Author

Meredith Mooney is a freelance writer living in the Houston area. She has been a professional writer for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Music degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Houston. Mooney enjoys writing about health and fitness, personal finance, and anything related to music. She has contributed to Grandparents.com as well as eHow, Travels, and Answerbag.

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