Monday, February 6, 2017

Chromebook Tech Tip: Help, the screen is sideways!

What’s Happening?

Your students are working away on their projects and all of a sudden, a kid brings their Chromebook up to you because they have somehow mysteriously flipped the image on the screen so it is now turned 90 or 180 degrees.  And like any good teacher, you are an expert at reading upside down (thanks to all those read alouds), but the kids haven't mastered that skill yet - unless, of course, they are trying to figure out the i-tunes password as their parents type it in.  So the question is... How do I turn the screen image back to the "normal" direction?

How do I fix it?

To turn the screen image, all you have to do is click three simple keys...
ctrl+shift+refresh button

Why does it do this?

There is a legitimate reason to flip your Chromebook screen.  For example, maybe you want to view something in portrait view so you can see the whole "sheet".  The rotate would be helpful for this, however, most of the time it is just annoying. 

Now if you really want to have some fun, click ctrl+shift+alt+refresh.  This will make your screen do a complete barrel roll.  Why, you may ask?  Because sometimes you just need to have a little fun.  Enjoy!

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