Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


windows xp display upside down

If you are reading this upside down then chances are you are looking for information on how to get your display to appear the right way up. I had this problem the other day when one of my cats was wandering around on my laptop keyboard, and suddenly the display was upside down.

This won’t work for all displays as it is driver dependent, but CTRL – ALT and either the up or down arrows flips the display over on mine.

archived comments

Thanks for this, this simple advice has just saved the life of a colleague who was at the point of despair!

Linda 2006-11-17 16:32:42

Great advice so thanks a lot. Do you know how difficult it is trying to access the web upside down? Very. Saved my life.

paul 2006-12-17 22:11:04

Thank you sooooo much!!!

christine camilleri 2007-03-02 20:34:10

I wasn’t looking at the display while typing, so I had absolutely no idea how/when it flipped… yours was the first google hit when I searched for the problem. Thanks for saving me a bunch of time.

Dan 2007-03-09 03:26:23

Fantastic! I was about to pull my hair out (or that of my 6 year old daughter who caused the problem!) but this solved it immediately.

Neil 2007-03-15 16:26:10

When I saw my 17months old baby in front of my notebook with the display upside down, I thought my life was over! Your simple advice saved me. Thank you soooooo.. much!!!

Abigail 2008-03-30 07:43:41

Cool stuff!
Do you know if there’s also a way to flip the display upside down in OSX 10.5 on a Macbook Pro?

Flipmo 2009-08-22 12:44:42