Rotating Display

Does anyone know if the Macbook supports a second monitor in portrait mode using extended desktop mode?
  Windows 2000  

Yes it will. I just did it with my old 15" DVI Apple Flat Screen Studio Display. This suggests to me that the video hardware supports it, which means one should be able to do it on the built-in MacBook screen. I have sucessfully done it temporarily using SMSRotateD from, but it will not stay in portrait mode.

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    -- This code is offered without any liability implied or explicit.
    -- Use it at your own risk.
    -- Copyright 2005, 2006 Conrad Albrecht-Buehler
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    Message was edited by: David Won1

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    Sorry, a correction.
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  • T60p - unable to rotate display after installing win xp sp3

    I am using WinXP on my T60p. Just installed WinXP sp3 and am now unable to rotate the display using the ATI Catalyst control center.
    I have the latest driver from Lenovo installed (dated 31 jan 2008). There are no drivers to be found at ATI for the Fire GL V5250 display adapter.
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    einarjon, welcome to the foum,
    do you mean that the option to rotate is no longer there, or that it is there, but doesn't work?
    Have you tried the key combinations;  Ctrl+Alt+ ← / ↑ / ↓ / →  ?
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  • HP monitor doesn't rotate display when monitor rotated

    I am using a new (to me) HP Optiplex with  windows 7 professional installed.  I installed the drivers for the existing HP w2408h 24" Monitor from the HP website.  It is supposed to rotate the display to the vertical position when the monitor is rotated, as it used to do with the HP computer it was previously attached to.  An attempt to reinstall the drivers resulted in a message that the reinstallation is denied.  Has an one else had this problem?

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