Home screen in LandscapeSupport


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  1. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am looking for something that will just allow the home screen to go into landscape when tilted w/o having to load a completely new launcher/home screen app. Is there any stand alone app that will do this?
     

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  2. RJT185

    RJT185 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Haven't heard of one.
     
  3. chromadroid

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    Use launcher pro, it's so much better than the stock launcher from what I've seen so far.
     
  4. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    I guess you didn't read the part where it says "w/o having to load a completely new launcher/home screen app"
     
  5. rpack

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    Isn't there already a setting for that? When I tilt my phone left or right, it rotates. Go to Settings>Display and check the Auto Rotate Screen box. Is that what you're looking for?
     
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    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't work for the home screen only in apps.
     
  7. rpack

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    Ah, I see. I have LP, but I was so sure that the home screens rotated before I installed it. Guess not. Sorry I couldn't help!
     
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    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    There are many people that say theirs did rotate at one point but stopped. Mine never did though.
     
  9. rpack

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    My D1 rotated too, with leaked 2.2. Maybe that's what I'm thinking of.
     
  10. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Here is the problem I have with Launcher Pro. On the DROID2 you can resize widgets on your home screen with the stock homescreen. A feature that I like. When you install Launcher Pro you have to pay extra to be able to do that. Doesn't sound right to me.
     
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    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    It's only what $3? To me that's worth having my home screen in landscape without the keyboard.
     
  12. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Its not the ammount. It's the principal. an app that takes away the ability to do something that you can do with the stock phone, while adding something else is ass backwards.
     
  13. Super_Six_Two

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    I am not 100% sure on this, but could it be that widget resizing was not available on android 2.0 which is what launcher pro was built on?
     
  14. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Perhaps. Or even a later version. Either way there should be an app update now that 2.1 allows that functionality.
     
  15. Super_Six_Two

    Super_Six_Two Well-Known Member

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    Launcher pro is being rebuilt from scratch. I would not be surprised if that gets included as a stock feature once he is done.
     

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