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thehandyman

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    How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
    « on: January 02, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »
    I don't mean flipping it 180 degrees I mean flipping it over so everything is backwards.
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    Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 02:19:33 PM »
    There may be a setting in your display driver control panel

    example for my NVIDIA


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    Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 02:38:03 PM »
    I don't believe this can be done.  Besides, the idea is absurd.  It would render the screen unreadable.  Are you trying to play a trick on somebody or what?

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    Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
    « Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 04:03:22 AM »
    I don't believe this can be done.  Besides, the idea is absurd.  It would render the screen unreadable.  Are you trying to play a trick on somebody or what?

    Certain projection set ups require this kind of arrangement.
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    Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
    « Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 09:08:40 AM »
    Is the computer involved here a laptop?  If so, this reference might help: http://www.ehow.com/how_5993072_do-image-laptop-monitor-display_.html

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      Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
      « Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 12:08:34 PM »
      There may be a setting in your display driver control panel

      example for my NVIDIA

      No that's not what I meant. Because the way my room is set up is that my piano is on one end of the room and my computer and monitor (TV) is at the opposite end. I have a mirror above my piano for which I can see the monitor but since my mirror makes all text on the computer unreadable it kind of screws me over. So I'm wondering if there's a way to configure my monitor so I can read text/music notes from my mirror.

      I don't believe this can be done.  Besides, the idea is absurd.  It would render the screen unreadable.  Are you trying to play a trick on somebody or what?
      It's not absurd, just thinking outside the box.
      The only computer I have is a desktop, nice try though.

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      Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
      « Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 12:47:58 PM »
      http://khaid.drue.us/mirror/pvcmirror.zip

      Contains: pvcmirror.exe - file date is 2003 but I ran it on Window 7 64 bit and it transformed the display (Aero Glass, 1920 x 1080, Nvidia Geforce 8200 onboard) into a mirror image. There is no documentation that I can see on the website http://journal.pcvsconsole.com. Maybe you can play with it and make it do what you want. The display seems to jump back to normal when you move the mouse to certain areas like the taskbar. Otherwise I think killing it in Task Manager will work. It seemed to leave a few artifacts on the taskbar; I think it might work better in Vista or XP, or with different display hardware or with Aero disabled. Might be worth a try. Scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials.








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      Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
      « Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 03:00:47 PM »
      It's not absurd, just thinking outside the box.
      Now that you've explained the situation, I agree it's not absurd.  If you can't find a way to make your computer display a reversed image that then looks normal on the mirror, then perhaps a two mirror system could be devised whereby the first mirror would show a reversed image (unreadable due to being reversed) but the image on the second mirror would appear normal because it reversed the reversed image.  ;D

      Otherwise, I think you may have to consider an second monitor or some projection system to accomplish what you want.

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      Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
      « Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 03:40:12 PM »
      If you can't find a way to make your computer display a reversed image that then looks normal on the mirror

      Quote from: Me, earlier
      pvcmirror.exe - file date is 2003 but I ran it on Window 7 64 bit and it transformed the display (Aero Glass, 1920 x 1080, Nvidia Geforce 8200 onboard) into a mirror image.


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      Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
      « Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 04:19:45 PM »
      I'd paint the cieling myself...
         
       
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        Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
        « Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 04:57:44 PM »

        TYVM Salmon! You are my hero! Just one last question. Is it possible to do this for videos?

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        Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
        « Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 12:00:57 AM »
        Is it possible to do this for videos?

        Perhaps you should try it and let us know.


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          Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
          « Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 02:33:28 PM »
          Perhaps you should try it and let us know.

          I tried it. It doesn't work for videos. It only works for things that don't move like text and pictures. GIFs and movies don't work.

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          Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
          « Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 04:25:31 PM »
          why cant you just go into control panel
          type display into the search box
          you will see change screen orientation
          click that choose a flipped orientation and click OK

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          Re: How do I flip my computer display so it's mirrored?
          « Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 11:55:08 PM »
          why cant you just go into control panel

          The word "flipped" is a US English colloquialism that has a number of meanings. Therfore much confusion in this thread. He wants a mirror image, control panel settings don't include that. They do rotation.