General phone wont switch to widescreen when using keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Revolverdt99, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Revolverdt99

    Revolverdt99 Member
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    ok so my girlfriend has this phone...i havent been able to try fixing it hands on but she wouldnt know how to find an answer so i tried. apparently when she uses the keyboard. it doesnt switch to landscape mode and i'd like to know how to fix that. can anyone help me/her?
     

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  2. snorge

    snorge Well-Known Member
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    dumb question but is she rotating the phone the right way around? also I think landscape mode only works for certain functions.
     
  3. Revolverdt99

    Revolverdt99 Member
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    yes she is rotating it the right way, and its not working when sending text messages
     
  4. Jevid

    Jevid Well-Known Member
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    check settings > Orientation. That has to be checked for the phone to switch into landscape properly.
     
  5. rigamrts

    rigamrts Well-Known Member
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    and if that doesn't fix it. it has a bad sensor. take it back to get a new one with her and make sure the sensor works.
     
  6. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member
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    I do not think all apps support this, too. Is that correct?
     
  7. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    to test open up your browser and turn it so the trackball is in your right hand....if it doesn't turn then houston...you have a problem.
     
  8. jeffyo

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    Reminds me of a blonde joke.

    Try shaking to loosen up the sensor. I'm serious too.
     
  9. rigamrts

    rigamrts Well-Known Member
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    all apps i've used allowed ladsacpe mode if you use the keyboard otherwise the app dev get low reviews and slammed with you suck posts and the app sinks right to the bottom real fast.
     

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