I want to disable screen rotation in Windows XP
Posted on 2006-05-23
I'm the IT guy for a factory and now that we have WinXP we have a new feature we dont need: screen rotation. Our operators get bored and play with the display properties so the engineer gets a call and finds the screen has been turned 90 degrees. I can fix it pretty easy but its a pain. I searched this site, and the local registry to try and find a way to disable screen rotations. So far I found that there's a checkbox in the display properties for "enable rotation". Cool! All I gotta do is logon as Admin, switch it off, and I'm all set! Except that anyone can just check it back the other way, even a lowly user with no rights at all.
What I need is a way to disable this feature so that only an Admin can fool with it. I hunted around in the registry where the display settings are and found nothing. Basically, I'm hoping someone can turn me on to some registry entry I can change permissions on so that only Admins will be able to rotate the screens.