Questions tagged [orientation]

how a display is positioned relative to the device showing it; most commonly refers to Portrait (tall and narrow) or Landscape (short and wide) but may also relate to upside down or laterally inverted displays

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Screen rotating regardless of the power status of the monitor. Ubuntu 18

I need to rotate a screen, so I created in home directory a file /.xprofile. In this .xprofile file I wrote command: xrandr --output HDMI-1 --rotate left and it works properly. If I reboot full ...
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Unable to lock screen orientation in 21.10

I recently upgraded from 21.04 to 21.10 using the do-release-upgrade command. One minor nuisance I've encountered is the screen orientation occasionally switching from landscape to portrait when I'm ...
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Screen Orientation

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a spare Asus laptop, model Q552U with an intel i7 and an NVidia 940m. It has a touchscreen and the ability to flip the screen to the back of the laptop to be used as a ...
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Display not auto rotating on Miix 320

I installed ubuntu 21.04 on my Lenovo Miix 320 (a tablet notebook hybrid). While running Ubuntu from the USB Stick in the installation mode the Screen turned automatically but after installing it it ...
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When installing Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop from a USB flash drive, how do I disable `iio-sensor-proxy`?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop on a computer using a USB flash drive (which I made with the official ISO file). However, for some reason, the screen orientation is always wrong after the ...
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How to change the order of the Windows titlebar buttons when moved over to the left

Using Ubuntu 20.04 and Gnome Session Flashback, I got accustomed to the title bar icons being on the left. I've found that I prefer the 'close' button to be closest and within reach for quick access, ...
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Ubuntu always starts with the screen oriented sideways (tablet). How can I tell it (e.g. with xrandr) to always start normal for all users?

Update: so far the best solution I found is to add xrandr -o normal to ~.xinitrc. Wonder why Ubuntu doesn't do this by default, and when I installed it before, I xrander'd before installing and it ...
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How to rotate a screen to portrait mode

I've tried most of the solutions I've found so far still to no avail. I have a 29" widescreen Dell monitor running Ubuntu 18.04.4. First I went into display settings and attempted to switch to ...
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ubuntu 19.10 64 bit upside down initial display

Total newbie loaded ubuntu 19.10 via DVD. First desktop display (GUI) was upside down and cursor also inverted. Older HP laptop used but difficult to enter ANY commands with display inverted. Years ...
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How to make font rendering auto-adjust to monitor orientation changing

I encounter what appears like bad anti-aliasing or something similar, in the built in PDF viewer and in browsers alike, when switching to portrait mode. All texts just appear oddly fuzzy. Is there a ...
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Wrong orientation on Tablet running ubuntu 18.10

Have ubuntu 18.10 installed on a nuvision TM800W610L tablet. The accelerometer seems to be working as the desktop rotates when I rotate the tablet but the orientation is off. Holding it upright (...
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Mouse appearance upside down, but physical position of mouse is correct

So I reinstalled in my tablet Ubuntu 18.04 again, but this time it was upside down, so I ran xrandr to correct the screen but it not only changed the screen orientation but also the mouse, if I click ...
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How to change orientation of built-in display in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have a somewhat unusual setup for my computer at my desk: I use an HP Spectre x360, which I connect to an external monitor, which allows me to have two screens to use. Due to space limitations I ...
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Screen rotation on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Lenovo Ideapad Miix 510

I recently upgraded my Lenovo Ideapad Miix 510 from 16.04 to 18.04 and was pleasantly surprised to find that my previously nonfunctional screen autorotation started working with the upgrade. ...
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Screen randomly rotates on Ubuntu 17.10

I have an HP Pavilion 14 inch laptop. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10. Everything went well, but when I boot up the system, my screen rotation was set to left. Then I tried using ...
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Have xrandr -o left run on startup

I know very little about Ubuntu. Enough to make my own persistent instance of the OS on a flashdrive I keep with me, and enough to navigate and move/copy/delete/make directories/install/update, but I ...
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Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK orientation not working

I have installed iio-sensor-proxy and trying to make accelerometer to work but without luck. Running monitor-sensor in terminal, I get below Waiting for iio-sensor-proxy to appear +++ iio-sensor-...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 screen orientation spontaneously changes

I have an HP Envy notebook, not a touch device/tablet so it should not adjust screen orientation to suit how I hold the device. However, the orientation seems to randomly and spontaneously change, ...
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How to switch paper orientation in Libre office 5? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I have to print a table from Calc... I need to: switch it to landscape orientation combine all 6 pages in one (because it is one table) but according to the screenshot I can print only portrait ...
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How to change one slide in LibreOffice Impress to portrait

I am currently trying to change the orientation of a single slide to portrait ( to fit an image). I searched through and I couldn't find a solution that works.
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Process responsible for screen rotation / orientation sensor?

What's the process called that's responsible for managing auto-screen rotation (sensor?) and is there a way to disable it or bind it to a specific hardware button (let's say the power button)? I am ...
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14.04, 3 screens in portrait, adjustment to be done each reboot

Every time I reboot my screens are like this, with a space in between them. My xorg.conf file does not get overwritten each time since the content is identical from one boot to the other (xorg.conf ...
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How can I quickly toggle monitor orientation with a shortcut key?

While looking if someone asked this question before, I landed on this for Windows. I'd like to do something similar (shortcut or terminal alias/command) on Linux/Ubuntu to be able to quickly switch ...
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Lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in portrait mode on tablet

Last update Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 to 16.04 (r3) lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in landscape mode. This is extremely inconvenient for me. Is it possible to unlock rotation or ...
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Server 14.04.3 LTS Display Orientation

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but I am currently trying to use a server version to display an application for a stripped down kiosk. I've got Ubuntu booting up into the application I want at startup, ...
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Incorrect orientation of thumbnails in Nautilus ("Files") using 14.04 [duplicate]

In Files 3.10.1 (formerly Nautilus) I display thumbnails when viewing a folder of images. If the orientation of some images is wrong (i.e. landscape format displaying as portrait, or vice versa) I ...
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How can you set the left right orientation of webcam?

I am using cheese and the WebCam is putting right left the wrong way round. Is there a way to solve this? It's an annoying problem, don't know why developers don't put this switch in to the basic ...
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How to lock ubuntu device orientation in portrait or landscape from user input?

I am working on a reader app to be used on Ubuntu-Touch. When reading books from the app it would be a helpful feature to lock the orientation in either portrait or landscape. This would be useful ...
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Rotate Touch Input with touchscreen and/or touchpad

So I just bought an Asus x202e, and have installed Xubuntu 13.04 on it. All working great. However, I want to be able to rotate the screen from landscape to portrait, and still use the touch. When I ...
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Ubuntur 12.04 - Background Wallpaper shows portrait photo in landscape orientation

I want to have some portrait-oriented (longer vertical than horizontal dimensions) jpg files for my wallpaper, but they keep being displayed in landscape-orientation (rotated anti-clockwise 90deg). ...
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How can I configure the login screen to be displayed in portrait orientation?

I just started using linux, and I have one question. I have a monitor that I rotated 90◦ clockwise, so it, being rectangle shaped, is taller than it is wider. Using the system settings in Ubuntu, I ...
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