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    flip desktop upside down

    Hello guys,

    I would like to include a LCD turned on the hardware side by 180° (upside/down). Is it possible to turn the desktop with some software also by 180° to get the correct picture on the LCD?

    Even better, I would like to drive this in a dual head enviroment. One LCD turned by 180° and the other not. Any additional hints on that?

    Backgound: I would like to install a Psone 5" display upside down under the rooftop near the back seat of my car using the inbuild hinges to flap it towards the roof when not in use.

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    some video drivers will allow that. nvidias does.

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    ATI Radeon's Catalyst drivers also support this feature.

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    Some monitors allow you to flip also. I know my LCD (NEC NL8060BC26-17) reverses the scan direction (rotates picture 180°) when you cut one of the wires on the cable between the controller and LCD.

    You could also have this feature on your LCD controller.

    There is a lot of software available to do this also. Here's one: PivotPro

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    You can flip the screen in Windows XP by pressing CTRL + ALT + arrow key (left arrow key flips it 90degrees left, right key does opposite etc. etc...).

    Im surprised noone has mentioned that already. Either that or I misunderstood the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayKaye
    You can flip the screen in Windows XP by pressing CTRL + ALT + arrow key (left arrow key flips it 90degrees left, right key does opposite etc. etc...).

    Im surprised noone has mentioned that already. Either that or I misunderstood the question.
    Are you sure you don't have some other software installed? I don't think that is XP rotating your monitor like that.

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    I'm running winXP and control+alt+arrow doesn't do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayKaye
    You can flip the screen in Windows XP by pressing CTRL + ALT + arrow key (left arrow key flips it 90degrees left, right key does opposite etc. etc...).
    This keystroke has no effect on my PC (and yes I am using XP )

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    Quote Originally Posted by eCar™
    There is a lot of software available to do this also. Here's one: PivotPro
    Yes&TNX, buts that for 40 bucks! Any (cheaper) software solutions known by anybody?

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    hmmmm very weird.
    I dont use XP myself. But the computers we have at college all have XP installed and they all flip the screen when someone presses those button. My friends used to always do it to me to pi$$ me off until I figured out how to un-do it! haha

    It must be a feature installed optionally when you install windows.. maybe.
    Something to search for in microsoft.com?

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