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
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
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assurance to their drivers.
By leveraging the native rotation
capabilities now provided by ATI,
nVidia, Intel, Matrox, S3, XGI and
others, iRotate offers exceptional
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the entire iRotate package, including
installation, documentation, and
native language support in all the
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every multi-monitor enabled operating
system from Windows 98 to Vista.
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
-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
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.
Follow thilina's advice until you get to the monitor page. Click "Graphics Properties", the button with the Intel blue chip on the left side. Go to the rotation area. Make sure you are on your 2nd monitor on the dropdown menu. Rotate it. Boom. Done.