EeeRotate Orients Your Laptop Screen For Easy Reading

With the proliferation of lightweight and wide-screen notebooks, it was only a matter of time before someone realised that they make decent e-book readers when they're sideways. EeeRotate makes that sideways scrolling much easier.

Photo by TeleRead.

Once installed, the tiny application rotates your screen and trackpad input using keyboard shortcuts. CTRL+ALT+RIGHT rotates your screen and touchpad input 90 degrees clockwise, CTRL+ALT+UP returns it to normal. Interestingly, in our tests EeeRotate would rotate the touchpad input, but not the input from the USB mouse plugged into the laptop. The navigation wasn't difficult using either one of them, and you'd likely not have an external mouse plugged in if you were using it as an e-book reader, but it's worth noting. Next time you find yourself reading lengthy documents on your wide screen laptop or netbook, EeeRotate can help you take advantage of your expansive screen space. EeeRotate is freeware, Windows only. EeeRotate [via TeleRead]


    Oh Hey this is cool... But for a 10" or smaller screen reading PDF's formatted for a4 paper is hard since the text comes out annoyingly small.

    You might need to rip the text and remake the file with a bigger font and dimensions that would fit a netbooks screen.

    This is one seriously cool & useful little app!! Works unbelievably well with PDFs in full-screen mode. A+++

    What if the program rotates my screen one way, and my monitor turns the other way?!

    Would it damage your screen to have it turned on the side like that when its on? *is a bit clueless*

    I'm not sure about this, but wouldn't that screw up the hard drive after a while? Of course, SSD drives wouldn't be affected. But ye olde spinny drives might eventually go wonky. Doncha think?

      It will go wonky on you eventually regardless.

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