Screen Rotation on Windows 8 (Video) Sumocat09/15/2011 It seems screen orientation on Windows 8 tablets will not be as rigidly landscape as I’d expected. Tom Warren at WinRumors has a one minute video with his Windows 8 slate showing screen rotation. Advertisement The overall experience is much smoother than in previous versions of Windows, which consists of a blackout and reshuffling of windows and icons. Actually, Tom doesn’t show is if that reshuffling is any different, but it is certainly a less jarring visual experience. Of note to me is how the Metro interface reorganizes in a logical manner. But what I really wanted to see was how the side-by-side apps screen worked in portrait. Do the bezel gestures retain the same orientation or change with the screen rotation? I’ll have to see about dual-booting one of my tablets with Windows 8 to give it a real rundown.