How to Rotate the Screen on Chromebook? Step by Step Guide

Rotate the Screen on Chromebook
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Chromebooks are budget-friendly laptop which has Google operating system. It is completely different from Windows or macOS operating systems. There are millions of people who love this device.

Rotating your screen is a common feature among smartphone users, and it’s easy to rotate the screen in the phone. Let’s say you have a Chromebook, and for some reason, you want to rotate your screen or accidentally press some keyboard buttons; your screen is rotated now you are looking for some way to rotate it back to its original position.

Please read this article to find different methods to rotate your screen to its original position. Don’t worry. Here methods mentioned are tried and tested, so you can choose any method you are comfortable with.

Best Way to Rotate a Chromebook Screen

  1. Using the Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Using the System Settings

Here are two ways to rotate your Chromebook screen, just follow the steps mentioned below. It’s a friendly suggestion; check out all the methods because you never know which will work for you. I know it doesn’t sound very easy, but just click a few buttons to complete the process. 

Using the Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the Keyboard is the easiest way to rotate your Chromebook. Don’t worry; completing the process will take two to three steps.  

  • First, you must simultaneously press the “CTRL, Refresh, and Shift buttons” and hold them for a few seconds. 
  • If you don’t know the “Refresh” button, check out the F5 key on your Keyboard, which is the refresh button. 
  • After completing all the steps, it will ask permission to tilt the screen, so tap on the “Continue” option. Every time you rotate the screen, it will rotate up to 90 degrees.

Methods to Rotate the Screen on Chromebook

Using the System Settings

You can manually rotate the Chromebook screen, go to the settings and make some necessary changes to rotate the screen. 

  • On the bottom right corner, you can see a “System Clock” option tap on it.
  • After that, you can see the “Settings” option tap on it to open. 
  • On the left side, find the “Device” tab, then click on it to open.
  • Now look for a “Display” option and click on it.
  • Now, look for an “Orientation” menu, then set it to the “Drop-down box” option. Now, the process is completed. 
  • If you want to rotate it back, follow the same steps and set the “Orientation” menu to the “Flip the screen back into the laptop” option. 

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How to Rotate the Second Display on a Chromebook?

There are two ways to rotate the second display on your Chromebook.

The first one is the easiest method; press the CTRL, Shift and Refresh buttons simultaneously, then hold it for a few seconds. Now, a box will appear on display there, and you can see a “Continue” option and tap on it. Now, the process is completed to rotate the second display. 

If the shortcut method is still not working on your device, you can rotate your secondary display from the settings. First, go to “Settings.” After that, on the left side, you can see a “Device” tab tap on it. After that, find the “Display” option and tap on it. After completing all the steps, now set the Orientation to “Single Screen” mode.

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Precautions to Rotate the Screen on Chromebook

There are a few things I want to remind you of before starting the process. If you are using the shortcut method, your Chromebook might get restarted after completing the steps, so be prepared for that.

After the 90degree screen rotation in your Chromebook, you might get confused while opening a document or app. Whenever you move the arrow in your display, it will move in the opposite direction, so it will take a while to adjust.

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In this article, we discussed how to rotate your screen on Chromebook. All these methods of Chromrbook Screen Rotation are safe and easy. After reading this article, you clearly understand the process. If you still have any questions, feel free to tell us in the comment section.

How to Rotate the Screen on Chromebook? Step by Step Guide
How to Rotate the Screen on Chromebook? Step by Step Guide



I am Ali, a Software Engineer and founder of PCVenus. I love the latest technology as well as digital marketing. Also, I love to write about the latest and upcoming technologies and gadgets. I love to travel around the world and learn new things.

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