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I just got a second widescreen monitor at work, and I'm planning on setting them up so that I can have Eclipse open on one and Firefox in the other. I

want the Eclipse display to be "normal" screen so I have space for the package explorer and whatnot, but the Firefox display to be rotated 90 degrees for better viewing of list-based web pages (e.g. Stack Overflow, Super User). What's a good way to do this?

Monitor: HP L2245wg (both)
Graphics card: Nvidia Quadro NVS 285

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You should be able to do this in the Nvidia or ATI Control Panel. – Ben S Oct 9 '09 at 15:55

The free product iRotate handles multiple monitors:

iRotate provides convenient access to the native rotation capabilities present in contemporary display drivers, via a popup menu accessible from the system tray and optional system-wide hotkeys. It's no longer necessary to resort to bloated Windows hacks, additional software layers or phantom drivers to achieve content rotation. In most instances, support is now available directly from the graphics chip manufacturers, who continuously improve and apply quality assurance to their drivers.

By leveraging the native rotation capabilities now provided by ATI, nVidia, Intel, Matrox, S3, XGI and others, iRotate offers exceptional speed and efficiency, with minimal impact on scarce system resources - the entire iRotate package, including installation, documentation, and native language support in all the major European and Asian languages, weighs in at only 125kb. And like all EnTech graphics utilities, iRotate supports multiple graphics cards from various vendors, simultaneously, under every multi-monitor enabled operating system from Windows 98 to Vista.

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Seems like a decent utility, but I'm not a big fan of installing extra widgets, and in my case it's not an option anyways. – Pops Oct 10 '09 at 1:22
I love that you have graphics cards from all the major vendors installed at once. – Joel B May 13 '13 at 17:02
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This is the solution I ended up using. It's probably specific to my graphics card, but it's probably at least similar to other cards' methods.

-Go to the regular display settings window (open a context menu from the desktop and select Properties)
-Go to the settings tab and click on the monitor to rotate
-Click Advanced
-Select the graphics card's tab -- in my case, the Quadro tab -- and choose the rotation menu item -- in my case, "NVRotate" from the popout menu
-Select the radio button for the desired orientation and click Apply

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This stuff's in your drivers, assuming you run windows, so simply install them. You may have to go through the card's control thingy (As in, Catalyst for ATI, or the nVidia control panel) instead of the windows dialogue, I did.

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