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    Is it possible to configure/hack a touchscreen monitor such that it can be rotated 90 degrees? Examples are PDA screens that have adjustable orientations depending on user need.

    I want to be able to use more vertical screen space for GPS orientation when driving, then change the monitor back for other uses. I want to get an 8" diag monitor based on cost, rather than a 10".

  • #2
    i'm not sure why you would want to change back and forth, but yes you can. the video card must be capable of this.

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    • #3
      There is some software that can rotate your screen.
      PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
      GammaControl v2.4
      SKINbedder v3

      1995 Lexus SC300

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      • #4
        Which software? I am using a Mac.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by daj100
          Which software? I am using a Mac.
          That peice of info would've helped if it was included in your first post
          PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
          GammaControl v2.4
          SKINbedder v3

          1995 Lexus SC300

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          • #6
            Yes, sorry--I had several distractions happen all at once.

            I am running a Mac ibook on OSX, BUT I also run Windows XP under Virtual PC, so any software for either OS could be used.

            Thanks.

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            • #7
              http://personalcomputing.portrait.co..._overview.html

              I guess you'll be using that, since OSX doesn't have any good GSP programs.
              PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
              GammaControl v2.4
              SKINbedder v3

              1995 Lexus SC300

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              • #8
                Thanks! I'll let you know what happens.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by daj100
                  Thanks! I'll let you know what happens.


                  BTW: There are probably some free utilities that do the same thing.
                  Another program that comes to mind: powerstrip, but its not free.
                  PowerVoice v1 | NaviVoice Source
                  GammaControl v2.4
                  SKINbedder v3

                  1995 Lexus SC300

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                  • #10
                    I did a little more research--the Mac OSX has a semi-hidden control that will rotate the screen, though it may not always work well.

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                    • #11
                      Really? Do the Intel Macs have a different version of Mac OS X from the one you're using? I was playing around with the Intel Mac Mini at the University store, and found it quite trivial to get the screen to rotate, though the LCD that was attached viewing angle wasn't too good rotated 90 degrees. The only problem was the disconcerting amount of time the screen was black before rotating. Even the movie trailers played well with the screen rotated, which was surprising.

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