How to do a vertical monitor setup

How to do a vertical monitor setup

Some users want to view films, and playing games have become more convenient as display sizes have expanded. Although it might seem natural to set up your screen horizontally because that is how it appears on the box, it may not be the most effective option while attempting to get work done. While unusual, a vertical monitor layout is useful for tasks like coding and programming and writing and editing text.

But since most people use their monitors in landscape mode, switching to vertical mode may be advantageous, especially if you have a multi-display setup with a restricted workspace. However, most screens on the market are not meant to be used vertically. They have supports that allow the display to rotate vertically instead of horizontally.

For example, using a vertical monitor will make it much easier to construct vertical layouts, write and analyze large quantities of code, and read your favourite eBooks. It will also make searching for search engine results and reading articles on the internet more fascinating. If you choose a less expensive panel, you must also grasp how to deal with backlight bleed.

How to Set up a Vertical Monitor in Windows 10/11

We'll be using Windows 10 for this video, although the process is nearly the same with Windows 11.

Step 1

First, ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the PC (or Laptop) you intend to use.

If the ports are accessible, you should always connect your monitor to your GPU. If you don't have a GPU in your system, you can connect your secondary display to your motherboard ports, although the GPU ports are superior for performance.

Laptops often feature an HDMI connection to which you can connect an external monitor, but if you have a modern laptop, you may require an HDMI to USB-C converter to utilize an external display.

Step 2

So now your monitor is connected and operating normally with no difficulties on the screen, it's time to change its orientation.

Right-click on the desktop screen and select Display Settings; you should see two displays (if you have two monitors attached to your PC); you can determine which is which by clicking the identity button in the bottom right.

Step 3

Once in the display settings, scroll down until you locate the orientation drop-down box and select portrait. My monitor should now be in Portrait mode; if it is upside down, select the Portrait (Flipped) option.

Change Screen Orientation Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If I need to see something upside down, I typically utilize this approach with laptops to invert the landscape orientation on my screen.

You may change the orientation of your screen by pressing CTRL + Alt + the arrow keys. For example, CTRL + ALT + the down key would flip your screen upside down.

How to Setup a Vertical Monitor in macOS

Changing the orientation of your display on macOS is different than in Windows, but you can do it in a few simple steps. You may be utilizing an external display if you have a MacBook or a Mac Pro with multiple screens.

Step 1

By tapping the apple icon and choosing system preferences, you may get to the system preferences in the settings.

Step 2

Hold CMD and choose your display within the system options panel, then browse to the rotation Drop-Down menu titled Rotation and select your preferred Rotation.

Other Options for macOS

Logically, you wouldn't want to spend $6,000 on an Apple Pro Display only to use it as an external display for your MacBook or Mac Mini.

Other alternatives are available, but to get the finest image out of your gadget, I recommend purchasing a 24 to 31-inch monitor with 4K resolution.

I recommend the Dell P3222QE for the Mac Mini or MacBook since it has USB-C support, allowing you to use it as an external display with only one wire, and it features a hub for Ethernet, USB-A HDMI, Display Port, and More, all with a single USB-C connection.

Using an iPad Pro as a Secondary Monitor

You may easily utilize an iPad Pro (with iPadOS 13 or later) as a secondary monitor if your MacBook is a 2016 model or later.

Step 1

Ensure that both devices are logged into the same iCloud account and that 2-factor authentication is enabled.

Step 2

Connect your computer to the iPad, where you will charge it while using it as a monitor or utilize the wireless connection.

Step 3

If you're on BigSur, click the Display icon in the menu bar and choose your iPad; you should now be linked and offered to choose between mirroring your screen with your iPad and using it as a separate secondary display. See full guide here.

You will see how useful a vertical monitor is if you work at home jobs. Make your life much easier!