How to fix Minor Screen Issues in Windows 10

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, then the OS may be confusing you. Are you unable to adjust brightness and other screen settings? Here is how to fix some minor screen issues of Window 10.

Brightness issue

There are different methods for adjusting the light of your Windows 10 PC screen.

Here is how to adjust Brightness on Windows 10 PC

1.    Open ‘Action Center’ of your Windows 10 PC.

2.    Move the ‘Sun box’ icon to modify your desktop brightness from the preset levels. 0% is the lowest light level, and 100% is the highest level. Adjust the level with you are comfortable.

Steps to adjust brightness level manually,

1.    Go to ‘‘Action Center’ of your Windows 10 PC.

2.    Move your mouse cursor over the ‘Brightness’ button.

3.    Right click on the ‘Brightness’ button.

4.    Click on the prompt ‘go to Settings’ link. This will take you to the advanced settings of your Windows 10 PC.

5.    Under ‘Display’ section you’ll see a horizontal brightness level bar.

6.    Click on the ‘Adjusting’ button of the brightness level bar and hold it.

7.    Now, move it toward the left to decrease brightness and move toward the right to increase the level.

Other brightness settings,

•    Auto adjust brightness:

You can also check the box below Adjusting bar, to auto adjust brightness of your Windows according to the environment light.

•    Night Light mode:

1.    Click on ‘Night light’ sliding switch to turn on Night light mode.

2.    Now, click ‘Night light settings’ link for more night light settings.

3.    Click on ‘Turn on now’ button to enable night light mode for 24 hours.

4.    Click on adjusting button of ‘Colour temperature at night’ and move it left or right to adjust the colour level.

5.    Turn on ‘Schedule night light’ switch to manually select the time for night mode.

Upside Down or Sideways Screen Issue

Upside down and sideways screen is not a common issue, but it sometimes happens accidentally, and so when it happens it panics the user. It is not a big problem as you think, this can be solved with your mouse as well as keyboard also.

By keyboard:

To fix Upside Down or Sideways screen issue use below key combinations,

•    Ctrl button + Alt button+ Up Arrow button.

•    Ctrl button+ Alt button+ Down Arrow button.

•    Ctrl button+ Alt button+ Left Arrow button.

•    Ctrl button+ Alt button+ Right Arrow button.

Use the shortcut opposite to flipped screen. Working of shortcut keys depends on your system and its software. If the above shortcut keys are unable to solve the flipped screen, then make sure that hotkeys are turned on,

1.    Do a right-click on the black space of your desktop.

2.    Now go to ‘Graphic Settings’ or related settings to access ‘hotkey activation control’ option.

But this setting is only available on a few devices. Still, it can’t fix your flipped desktop then you need to fix it from Windows settings.

By mouse:

1.    Do a right-click on the black space of your desktop.

2.    Open ‘Display Settings’ from the options. You can also open ‘Display Settings’ with the help of Windows or Cortana search.

3.    Now click on ‘Orientation’ label dropdown box.

4.    And choose ‘Landscape’ from it.

5.    ‘Apply’ changes. This will rotate your desktop orientations.

6.    Click ‘Keep Changes’ button in the confirming window if the problem is solved, if not then click ‘Revert’ or wait to 15 seconds.

Harry Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Harry Williams has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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