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How to rotate your Macbook screen 90 degrees

I sometimes connect an external monitor to my MacBook that I use in portrait orientation. However, I wanted to change the orientation of the MacBook’s built-in screen but couldn’t find the settings to do so. Diving deeper, I found the settings hidden in plain sight. If you are also wondering how to rotate your MacBook screen, here is how to do it.

How to rotate your Macbook screen 90 degrees - Mac

Rotate the MacBook screen

First, close the Settings app on your Mac by right-clicking the System Preferences icon (the gear icon) in the Dock.

How to Rotate Your Macbook Screen 90 Degrees - Mac

With the mouse, click on the icon System Preferences In the Dock to open Settings. This step is to enable hidden settings.

How to rotate your Macbook screen 90 degrees - Mac

Now, press and hold my keys ALT And CMD together on the keyboard and do not leave them. Now, click on Option the offer to open the display settings.

How to rotate your Macbook screen 90 degrees - Mac

Now, you will see an additional option to rotate the screen. You can click on the dropdown menu next to the Rotate option to reveal the available directions.

How to Rotate Your Macbook Screen 90 Degrees - Mac

Select which direction to rotate your Mac’s screen. In some cases, your screen may go blank but there is no need to worry.

How to rotate your Macbook screen 90 degrees - Mac

Simply force restart your Mac to make the changes. There you go, the screen on your MacBook has been rotated. You can follow the above steps to get your MacBook screen orientation back to normal.

How to Rotate Your Macbook Screen 90 Degrees - Mac

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This was a quick and easy way to rotate the screen on a MacBook. Although macOS has this feature, it is implemented so poorly that it is practically hidden in order not to accidentally enable it and turn the screen black. For once, Apple should take some 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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