How do I set my monitor to vertical?

Interested in enriching your workspace experience with a versatile monitor setup? You've come to the right place! Modern technology presents us with numerous ways to customize our workspaces, one of which is the ability to set your monitor to a vertical orientation.

This article paves your path to a more ergonomic workspace by answering important questions on adjusting monitor orientation.

How do I change my monitor to vertical?

Expanding the horizons of your screen isn't as challenging as it seems. Most operating systems, including Windows and macOS, offer native support for adjusting screen orientation.

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Steps to make adjustments on Windows based systems:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select 'Display settings'.
  2. Scroll through the settings until you find the ‘Orientation’ dropdown menu.
  3. Select the ‘Portrait (flipped)’ option
  4. Click ‘Apply’.

If you are using a macOS system, follow these steps instead:

  1. Open System Preferences and select 'Displays'
  2. Switch to the 'Display' tab.
  3. Under 'Rotation', choose either '90' or '270' degrees.

How do I make my screen vertical?

In addition to altering your screen orientation through your computer's settings, hardware adjustments can also improve your workspace experience. If you own an ergonomic monitor stand, you can easily rotate the screen physically to achieve a vertical orientation.

Note: It's vital to secure the monitor properly to prevent any potential damage.

Can all monitors be turned vertical?

While it's true that technological advancements have made workspace customization a breeze, it's vital to understand your equipment's limitations. Not all monitors are equipped the same.

The primary aspect determining whether your monitor can be turned vertical is its stand. To replace your existing stand and enjoy the benefits of a vertical screen, consider switching to a flexible, adjustable monitor riser.

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How do I flip the orientation of my monitor?

Undoubtedly, a day might come when you wish to switch back to the traditional, horizontal orientation. Rest assured, reverting your monitor's orientation is as easy as setting it to vertical.

You simply follow the same steps outlined above for rotating the display, selecting 'Landscape' instead of 'Portrait (flipped)' in the Windows display settings, or 'Standard' instead of '90' or '270' degrees in the macOS display settings.


By taking charge of your workspace and optimizing your display set-up to align with your specific needs, you will significantly enhance productivity and reduce digital strain.

Whether by adjusting system settings or using an adjustable monitor arm as a simple solution, setting your monitor to vertical (or back to horizontal) can be accomplished with just a few simple steps. Dive in, make your workspace your own, and enjoy the benefits of customizing your monitor orientation to suit your individual needs.

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