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Thread: What did I do?? Computer screen crazies!

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    What did I do?? Computer screen crazies!

    Yesterday while dusting my office, I looked up and my computer screen was sideways. Of course, I tried all the standard, reboot, call daughter LOL. She said try Google Mom. Found it!!

    If you ever see something so crazy - the "trick" is - Control + Alt + the arrow keys. I needed to use the right arrow key but just keep trying til you get that sucker facing correctly!! Who knew you could even manage to do such a thing!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Have not had that problem yet but thanks for the tip. Good to know. Dh keeps telling me to quit moving the monitor. Sorry but I don't dust around only, I also dust underneath.

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    Must be something special about your system, because I just had to try it (wanted to see if I could get it to go sideways) and nothing happened. It's amazing how many problems we can solve (or create) with google.

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    Just tried the key sequence and it worked!!!!!!
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    Even the computer techs Google for problems.
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    The problem was you were dusting...............LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    The problem was you were dusting...............LOL
    I know Huh!! LOL, I must be careful in the future!!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I used to do that with a small Netbook that I used for Kindle before I got a Kindle. Turn it sideways and hold it like a book to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    The problem was you were dusting...............LOL
    Yep-dusting is bad it just leads to all kinds of other cleaning and before you know it you are too tired to quilt....

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    That's why the dusting & other stuff gets done for my clients. My house gets a swipe & fluff. If that's not good enough, whomever doesn't like it can 'fix' it.

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    Yep, it worked, lol...I had to try. Great to know, I bet my Grandsons don't even know that one. I learn all kinds of things on here. Love you Guy's. Merry Christmas
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    *** Mine did that once and I had not even hit a key.
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    *** Called a local computer shop and they told me what to do.
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    OMG!!! Just had to try it!!!! Scared me too death!!!!!

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    I had that problem almost a year ago. My best friend is my personal computer technican and he walked me through fixing the problem.
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