I've been using an Xbox controller for the game, it works great and rotating items is easy.
This is actually a widely reported problem, was supposed to be fixed by the 1.1 patch but they didn't, wasn't even in the patch notes. It works if you plug a wired 360 controller into your computer (don't worry about drivers, anything vista and up will recognize it automatically), but for us KBM purists, we're screwed. there's even a mission early on in riverwood where yopu have to rotate an item to proceed. Lots of people without 360's are super ****ed about this. It was a very early quest and important so people were like day-1 complaining to bethesda about how it's such a terribad game.
i don't know how to fix it yet, but i'm gunna keep looking. only certain PC users have this problem.
[Edited by Ultralazuli, 11/13/2011 10:11:30 AM]
I never bothered with it till now. But yeah it dose not work with me. Can bring it up on full screen but nothing clicking any buttons I can think of that would make it rotate. But no luck. Not bothered about it tho. But personally think that is just a pointless feature.
[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 11/13/2011 12:55:54 PM]