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I have a question about the XP professional OS Answered

This is my question: The other day, well Friday actually, I was at work and accidentally hit the Down arrow key (beside the numeric pad) while I had been pressing down Ctl & Alt. The entire screen flipped upsidedown ! What POSSIBLE use could this be to anyone? It is cool if you have someone else that uses the same computer and you want to really freak them out, but I have not been able to discover any real purpose for this. Anyone else have a clue? Although the image I have put here is NOT my own, it is certainly equivalent.

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PKM

10 years ago

- Projectors - Tablet PCs - Autocue or making ghetto old-school arcade cabs with glass - Rotatable monitors (my monitor rotates 90 degrees so I can read portrait orientation scans of books and stuff) - Messing with people's heads

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fwjs28

10 years ago

if you have a projector setup and have to mount it upside down onto the cieling or wall...we have them in our classes.....

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Goodhartfwjs28

Reply 10 years ago

Um, then why do they have the left and right arrow keys make the screen flip left or right ?

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fwjs28Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

if its mounted sideways on the wall maybe?....

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Goodhartfwjs28

Reply 10 years ago

Oh I seealthough this pc will never have that setup, I understand why it is included :-) Thanks.

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zachninme

10 years ago

We do this all the time at school :D One time we went all out: we flipped the background image, moved the taskbar back to where it was (mind you, it was still upside down) and then disabled something so you couldn't flip the screen back using that shortcut. Our school system also uses a program that allows the teachers to see whatever's on the screen, and this prank is excellent as it happens at a hardware level and the teacher can't tell the difference from xyr screen. >:D

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Doctor Whatzachninme

Reply 10 years ago

You can actually get kicked off of our school computers for a while if you do this. People started logging on to the system, flipping the screen, then logging off (aka, you can't flip them from the login screen).

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

You know, it is weird...thanks for the link....and yes, now I have tested it, the screen also goes left or right, the up arrow puts all back to normal. Weird.

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Goodhart

10 years ago

This was just the first time I ever saw this, and it had me wondering there :-)