How to Rotate the Screen on a Toshiba Laptop

By C. Taylor

Toshiba's convertible laptops rotate to produce a tablet PC.
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Toshiba produces two broad categories of laptops: standard laptops and laptops that convert into tablet PCs. The latter features a rotating screen that allows the lid to close while keeping the LCD screen visible. When you close the lid, the familiar landscape screen orientation automatically changes to portrait orientation. However, Toshiba contains a screen rotation utility that allows you to rotate the display whenever you want. On non-tablet laptops, Windows 7 comes to the rescue with its own orientation utility, so you can lay down horizontally and still see the display right-side-up.

Physical Screen Rotation

Open the lid, so it's positioned at a 90-degree angle to the keyboard.

Press or slide the power button for approximately one second until the on/off light turns green.

Rotate the screen 180 degrees clockwise until it clicks in place.

Flip the lid's latch around, so it faces away from the screen.

Close the lid onto the keyboard.

Rotating Laptop-Tablet's Display

Click "Start | All Programs | Toshiba | Utilities | Toshiba Assist" to launch the Toshiba Assist utility.

Click "Optimize" from the left panel and click "Toshiba Rotation Utility."

Click the "Orientation" drop-down menu in either the PC Mode or Tablet PC Mode sections and select your preferred orientation. Doing so rotates the display when the Toshiba is being used as a laptop or tablet, respectively.

Click "OK."

Windows 7 Screen Orientation

Right-click an empty area of your Windows 7 desktop and click "Screen Resolution."

Click the "Orientation" drop-down menu and select your preferred orientation.

Click "Apply" and select "OK."