And yes, I’m kind of crazy… thing is that, when you have 2 screens you start playing a lot with them, and when you have 3, is paradise! I have 22″ screen attach to my 12″ laptop and a second 22″ screen plug to my desktop computer, so obviously I wanted to give it a try to that Vertical view that so many people use. Sad part is that both of my screens doesn’t have a base to rotate fisically the screen, so this was more like a test to check how to do it. First of all, you might want to check if your video-card can handle the rotation (and even so, it’s possible that resolution will drop down a bit with rotation). To check if your screen can be rotated you only need to run a xrandr.
If you screen CAN’T be rotated, output will be like this instead (I’m only taking the first couple of lines again)
The easy way, and most of the computers who allow the rotation has it, is to go directly to your System Settings (either through your name-label on top of your Gnome3 Panel or through properties menu), select the option Displays (or whatever where you change the resolution) and below the Resolution option you will see the Rotation option listed.
If you can’t see this option, but you have the right flags in the xrandr output, then you can use it with a couple of options to rotate it. There are quite some options, however, you can check them all with a simple man xrandr.
If you have a single screen and you want to rotate it, write: (you can change right/left/ or use numbers 0/1/2/3)
If you have 2 screens you need to define which one are you rotating, in my case, I would like to rotate the VGA1 (1920×1080).
So that’s it, I hope you can find this useful and why not… send me some screenshoots :D
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