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Old November 20th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My boss recently connected his Note 3 to an external monitor using a Samsung universal dock with the hdmi port. It connected fine however one thing he noticed is that when he had the phone sitting in the dock upright, as you normally would, the image on the external monitored mirrored the phone so that the image on the monitor was portrait and did not fill the screen. When he physically rotated his phone and had the dock and phone lying on their sides the monitor then matched the phone and rotated to fill the entire monitor. Does anyone know a way around this so he doesn't need to physically rotate his phone and risk it disconnecting from the dock? It's just a bit awkward so if there is a setting somewhere that would be great to have a work around.

When he plugged a mouse in to the USB port on the dock the screen on the external monitor automatically rotated to landscape mode to fill the monitor and if he unplugged it then it would go back to portrait. Maybe this is the only solution? He thought it would be at least worth checking to see if there is another setting somewhere.

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Use a screen rotation app. That will force the orientation of the screen from portrait to landscape when docked. I use Ultimate Rotation Control. It's a paid app, but there is a trial available.
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Im going to try that app. I don't have a dock but I'd like to have my homescreen switch to landscape. Will ultimate rotation do that for me? I use Nova Prime and trying to force landscape on the homescreen with that doesn't work with my T-mobile Note 3.
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Trued out Ultimate Rotation Control and it worked as advertised. However it messes up some of my favorite widgets so I uninstalled it. BTW Welcome to the forums sstuerle.
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The app allows it. You can do auto landscape or lock it in landscape (one orientation). It's in the per app settings. You can even change the lock screen orientation.
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Trued out Ultimate Rotation Control and it worked as advertised. However it messes up some of my favorite widgets so I uninstalled it. BTW Welcome to the forums sstuerle.
Yeah, that happened to me too. So I rearranged/resized/overlapped my widgets and homescreen so that it looks 'presentable' in both portrait and landscape.
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Okay, okay... I get it. But I wonder how sstuerle is making out with the boss thing?
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Okay, okay... I get it.
Sorry, didn't mean to offend or anything.

Think it might help sstuerle explain to the boss if they are wondering why things might look 'messed' up on the screen when it goes landscape. Considering landscape orientation has different sizing and widgets sometimes don't size well to it when bouncing between the two orientations.

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Same here. It would be nice if we can get an update.
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