It may sound odd to some, but if you work with app development, design or something similar where it might be of benefit if you could rotate your Mac screen, then we have a trick you can use to get this done. This is made possible thanks to a hidden gem that allows you to rotate your Mac screen 90, 180, or 270 degrees.
So using only a few clicks, you can rotate the screen of your Mac left, right or completely upside down. Read on to learn just how to get this done.
How to Rotate The Screen of Your Mac in System Preferences
Use the button in your dock or click the Apple icon and then click System Preferences from the menu bar. If System Preferences is already open on your Mac, close the window and then reopen it to start fresh. Then, proceed to follow the steps below.
- Press and hold down the Command + Option keys.
- Next, click on Displays in the System Preferences window.
- Click “Display” and an additional option for Rotation will appear on the screen.
- Click the drop-down menu and then choose from 90, 180, or 270 degrees depending on how you want to rotate the screen.
If the screen of your Mac goes black, it should stay so for only a moment and then a new screen orientation will appear.
Note that your screen will not only look different but your mouse or trackpad will work differently as well. Now, that will take some getting used to because the cursor will move according to your screen orientation.
When you are done working or playing around in the new view, you can return to the normal orientation by going back to System Preferences and then click Displays. Click STandard in the Rotation drop-down box. You should have your normal orientation back.
Summing It Up
While rotating your Mac screen is not something you would do every day, knowing how you can get this done can come in handy for many situations. Are you going to give it a try? Share your feedback in the comments below.