Rotating the Screen on a DELL Inspiron Duo under Windows 8

NB At the time of writing there is no accelerometer driver for the DUO under Win 8.

Until we get that fixed it is possible to add the ‘Windows Mobility Center’ applet as a shortcut on the Metro Desktop (which in turn has an option to rotate the screen)

Here are the steps to take:


From the Metro Screen begin to type the following until you see the screen as above:

“Windows Mobility Center”


Select the icon by either:

1. Swiping upwards on the icon itself
2. Right Mouse and select properties.

Now touch the Pin icon:


You now have an icon on the right most side of the Metro desktop – simply drag it to your desired destination.


Touch the icon to go into the applet:

Now Click on “Rotate Screen” …


~ by Ian on October 8, 2011.

4 Responses to “Rotating the Screen on a DELL Inspiron Duo under Windows 8”

  1. How did you get the Dell plugins for the Mobility Center?

  2. Or follow these instructions – it works!

  3. sorry these instructions –

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