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    Never seen whole desktop off to one side 90* !!

    A 83 old widow friend called (she uses win7 64 bit home prem) in much distress (cause she has trouble seeing anyway) that her whole desktop screen was caddywhompus and she said that she didn't do anything.
    She said that she re-booted a number of times to no avail.

    When I got to her house, sure enoff everything on her normal desktop was as mentioned.

    I noted that the mouse action was very slow and weird to manipulate around the screen so I started scratching my head as to what happened.

    I right clicked open area (of the desktop) and got a menu -- "different than my win 7 OS", it had a option to rotate the desktop 90* 180* or normal and had a check mark in the 90* so I just checked the normal and all was well. I didn't have the time yesterday to try to find any 3rd party app.

    Does anyone else have an option like that in Win7 ??

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    I guess it will depend on your graphics driver. I can do that both on the desktop and the laptop.

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    Some graphics, Intel for one, will allow keboard combinations to turn the desktop upside down, or any other position. (Screen rotation)
    All it would take is for one to clean/wipe the keyboard for this to occure in maybe 1 out of 10 random attempts while the computer is running.
    Screen Rotation Hotkeys

    Big pain in the butt if your not aware of the features and or how to rectify it once it occurs.
    Also a good source of practicle/hack jokes to play on your peers at work.
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-11-30 at 08:54.

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    Thanks;
    Mom-a-me-Ya, it's a good day when I learn something new....:-)

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    I had someone pull this on me with a computer at work. I had to turn the monitor upsidedown until I figured it out.
    Somewhat embarrassing.

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    Yeah, the fix is Sooooo easy.

    On arrival, I was sure that it was caused by some spyware or viruses --- the fix was embarrassing to find out .....dah!!

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