How to Rotate the Screen on a Toshiba Laptop
By C. Taylor
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.
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."
C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.