How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet

rotate chromebook screen - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 3

With portability in mind, Chromebook tablets and laptops are supposed to be usable in any screen orientation. If you want to scroll long content, the portrait orientation got you covered. Working on a document? The widescreen mode would serve the best.

Either way, both the hardware and software can work together to maximize the experience regardless of the screen orientation.

How To Rotate PDF Page in Adobe Acr...
How To Rotate PDF Page in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Most Chromebook devices sit at a 0° angle but the mode you are operating and the app you used could change the orientation. In this article, you will learn how to rotate your Chromebook screen anytime you want.

Rotate Chromebook screen via a keyboard shortcut

ctrl shift rotate - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 5

The easiest way to change the screen orientation is via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+⟳ (refresh key) which is located above the 3 and 4 keys.

Each time you pressed them the screen would rotate 90°. You may do it several times until the correct orientation is reached.

Rotate Chromebook screen via Settings

In the following guide, we are going to rotate the screen via Chrome OS Settings which may be perfect if the device is running on tablet mode.

1. Click the clock on the bottom-right shelf.

Advertisement
Screenshot 2022 02 01 11.24.44 - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 7

2. Then go to Settings.

Screenshot 2022 02 01 11.24.53 - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 9

3. On the left menu, tap Device and select Displays.

Screenshot 2022 02 01 11.25.05 - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 11

4. Now you can select one among four different screen orientations.

Screenshot 2022 02 01 11.25.20 - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 13

5. In tablet mode, you can choose Auto-rotate which will make the device adapt the screen orientation depending on how you are holding the tablet.

Screenshot 2022 02 01 11.26.03 - How to Rotate Screen on Chromebook Laptop/Tablet 15

Even though Chrome OS as an operating system is fine in either orientation, many apps and websites can only work best at specific screen sizes. You may need to switch orientations depending on what app or website you are currently using.

Advertisement