Aleksandar's computer workshop

Let's see what Aleksandar was fixing today.
My findings, tips & tricks related to computers, internet, programming and other stuff I was working with.

LCD Monitor test

Got new LCD? Well, go to this site and test how does it work and good it is (or not)
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

Quote from site:
It is hard to select a good LCD screen based on the specifications such as
viewing angle and contrast, since different manufacturers have different
opinions on how to measure these. I made these test patterns in order to check
out a few monitors in the shops before I purchased one. You can check the images
on this webpage or put them on a usb stick and try them in the computer store
like I did. If you are already stuck with your monitor, you can use this page to
adjust its contrast and brightness settings, or to show off how good (or bad)
your monitor is compared to those of your friends. With these test images are
much more revealing regarding monitor shortcomings than ordinary photographs and you can judge the monitor quality by eye.

 

Monitor Display Turns Sideways or Upside Down

"Dad, there’s something wrong with the computer!"

If you ever pressed Ctrl-Alt-Right it could happen that your screen got rotated.

The Ctrl-Alt-Direction key sequence is supposed to be used for changing your workspace.
On my computer at work it changes the screen orientation.
Ctrl-Alt-Up - right side up
Ctrl-Alt-Right - 90 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Down - 180 degrees
Ctrl-Alt-Left - 270 degrees(If that doesn’t work, try Ctrl-Shift-R)
Looks like ATI & Intel copied the keystroke for the same “feature” in their video card drivers.

To fix the issue press Ctrl-Alt-Up. To permanently fix the problem go to:
Start >> Control Panel >> Display >> Settings >> Advanced
Where it is after that it dependent upon your video card. Look for hot key section.