There’s no denying most people use their monitors—and therefore Windows 11 and Windows 10—in landscape mode. But that isn’t the only way to use a PC, and there are plenty of folks who like to use their monitors in portrait mode instead, or who use different orientations for each display in their multi-monitor setup. Luckily it’s easy to make Windows respect that choice.
One caveat before we begin: longtime PC users probably remember rotating their screen via keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft removed that option in later releases of Windows 10, however, and Windows 11 doesn’t allow you to rotate the screen via the keyboard either. You’re going to be stuck navigating graphical user interfaces if you want to change the screen’s orientation, but the good news is that it’s not as easy to accidentally end up with an upside-down desktop.
That aside, here’s how to rotate the screen on Windows 11 and Windows 10.Note that our screenshots were taken in Windows 11, but the settings layout is similar in both operating systems.