How To Rotate Screen On Chromebook?

Want to consume content from a different angle? We've got you covered!

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One of the fundamental features of any device is the ability to rotate the screen. Mobile devices have the auto-rotation feature, but Chromebooks don’t, not even the convertible models. However, Chrome OS comes with an easy way to rotate the display.

If you have a convertible Chromebook and want to consume YouTube content by using it in “Tent” mode, in this article, let’s look at how to rotate the screen on Chromebook.

Rotate Screen on Chromebook

There are two ways to rotate a Chromebook’s screen.

Using the keyboard shortcut

How to rotate your chromebook screen
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1. Press the keys Ctrl+Shift+Refresh.

2. A popup “You pressed the keyboard shortcut” will appear. Clicking on “Continue” will rotate your Chromebook screen by 90 degrees.

Using the settings app

Chrome OS device display and orientation
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1. Swipe up twice from the taskbar and open the Settings app.

2. In the settings, head over to Device > Display.

3. Click on the small arrow to open the dropdown menu and click on the options to rotate.

That’s how you can rotate your Chromebook screen. If you don’t have a Chromebook and can’t decide between Chrome OS and Windows machines, read our “5 Reasons to buy a Chromebook” article.

If you have a Chromebook and want to unlock extra features, you may want to refer to our “How to enable Developer mode on Chromebook” article.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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