How To Rotate Your Macbook Screen to 90 Degrees.
Sometimes I connect an external display to my MacBook, which I use in portrait orientation. However, I wanted to change the orientation of the built-in MacBook display, but couldn’t find the settings I needed. Diving deeper, I found that the settings were hidden in plain sight. If you’re curious about how to rotate your MacBook screen too, let’s see how.
Rotate your MacBook screen
First, close the Preferences app on your Mac by right-clicking the System Preferences (gear icon) icon in the Dock.
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Use your mouse to click the System Preferences icon on the dock to open Preferences. This step is for enabling hidden settings.
Now press and hold the ALT and CMD keys on your keyboard at the same time and do not release. Now click on the Displays icon to open display settings.
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You will now see an additional screen rotation option. You can click the drop-down menu next to Rotation to display the available orientations.
Choose any orientation to rotate your Mac’s screen. In some cases, the display may go dark, but there is nothing to worry about.
Just force restart your Mac to make the change. So, the rotated screen on your MacBook. You can follow the steps above to restore your MacBook display to its normal orientation.
It was a quick and easy way to rotate the screen on a MacBook. Even though macOS has this feature, it works so poorly that it is practically hidden so people don’t accidentally launch it and turn the screen black. This time they should take inspiration from Windows and improve this functionality. What do you think of this method? Let me know in the comments below.
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