If you had asked me, half an hour ago, what to do if your computer monitor displayed everything upside down, I would have just laughed. What a silly question!
Then my 10-year-old showed me what he was so upset about. The entire display on the monitor was upside down. The Start button was in the upper right hand corner – upside down. All the icons were upside down. Even the mouse pointer arrow was upside down.
If I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it. But there it was, in front of my eyes. And I had absolutely no idea what to do about it. I suggested rebooting, certain that would fix it. After all, that’s the all-purpose solution to so many computer problems.
Guess what? Rebooting didn’t fix it.
Fortunately by then my 18-year-0ld had come home, and he thought he knew how to fix it. One of his friends at school had told him how to turn the display upside down – and back upright again. But his attempts didn’t work. He left a phone message for his friend.
Finally I tried my other all-purpose solution – Google it. And Google found me the answer, which I offer to you, in case you ever turn your display upside down. Fortunately for us, Option One worked. Because turning the monitor upside down would have been annoying, and standing on my head is quite impossible.