When working with Windows 8, it is common to come across hotkeys that allow you to rotate the screen orientation. These hotkeys are CTRL+ALT+ARROW.
These hotkeys can be quite useful when you need to rotate the screen in order to make easier access to items on the screen. However, these hotkeys can also be quite annoying when they are accidentally pressed or when they interfere with other applications. Therefore, it is often necessary to disable the screen rotation hotkeys.
The easiest way to disable the screen rotation hotkeys in Windows 8 is to use the keyboard settings. To do so, open the Charms Bar by pressing the Windows key + C. Then, go to the Settings option and select the Change PC Settings option.
Once in the PC Settings, select the Keyboard option. This will open a list of available keyboard options. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you will find the option for “Allow Screen Rotation Hotkeys”. Uncheck this option to disable the screen rotation hotkeys.
It should be noted that if you are using a laptop, the above solution may not work. This is because some laptops may have the rotation hotkeys enabled by default. If this is the case, then you will need to visit the device manufacturer’s website and search for the appropriate driver to disable the hotkeys.
Once the hotkeys have been disabled, you can now enjoy using Windows 8 without having to worry about accidentally rotating your screen. If you ever need to use the rotation hotkeys again, you can always go back to the keyboard settings and re-enable the option.
It is important to note that disabling the screen rotation hotkeys does not mean that you cannot rotate the screen manually. You can still do this by opening the Charms bar and selecting the Devices option. From here, you can select the Screen Rotation option and select the desired orientation.
Overall, disabling the screen rotation hotkeys in Windows 8 is a simple process. With the right steps, you can easily disable the hotkeys in order to prevent accidental rotation of the screen.