Ctrl + Alt + Arrow keys don't rotate the screen at all

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series that I bought November 2016. I have an article sent to me as a PDF sideways, so I pressed Ctrl + Alt + left arrow and nothing happened. My laptop has Windows 10 Version 1703.
 

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Last updated November 12, 2019 Views 126,438 Applies to:

Hi Jill,

You can change your screen orientation in the Display settings if you want to rotate your screen but Ctrl+Alt+Arrow keys is not working. To do so, kindly follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select Display settings.
  2. Select your preferred screen orientation under the Orientation tab.
  3. Click Apply and select Keep changes.

Should you have more concerns, feel free to post.

Regards.

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I have to switch orientation frequently and it is very troublesome to go to the settings again & again. So is there some way to fix this thing?

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Hi,

This hot key is a feature of your graphics driver. Newer versions of it discontinued use of these hot keys. You may check this option if it is still available by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F12 > Options and Support > Hot Key Manager. As an alternative, you may switch your screen orientation by following the steps provided by Allan Mej.

Thank you.

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Rotation shortcuts are not available. Thanks for your support.🙂

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The shortcut keys won't work on my laptop this time. The screen is rotated upside down and locked. It won't let me enter my password and unlock it. What can I do to fix it? Thank you. 

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