How to Move the Screen on a Laptop

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Adjust the orientation of the screen.

Manufacturers design laptops for mobility and flexibility. The same design standards apply to the liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. Most laptop screens have more width than height, but a user may have a greater need for a higher screen. For example, if a user is looking at a spreadsheet, she can view more data if screen has a "taller" orientation. If you use the Windows 7 operating system with Intel graphics, you might be able to move the screen on your laptop.

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Step 1

Right-click on the Windows desktop. Select "Graphics Properties" from the menu.

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Step 2

Click the "Display" tab in the "Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel" dialog box. Click "General" settings.

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Step 3

Click the drop-down menu next to "Rotation." Choose 90, 180 or 270 degrees rotation.

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Step 4

Click "Apply" and "OK."

Tip

Alternatively, attach a second monitor or TV to the laptop and extend the Windows desktop display.

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