Support Why doesn't the Droid X rotate home screen?

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  1. r3dlined

    r3dlined Well-Known Member
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    I noticed the Droid 1 and 2 can rotate the home screen. Is this a hidden feature or possible update for droid x? Its kinda annoying to have to rotate the phone when backing out the the home screen.
     

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  2. aiqbal09

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    install launcher pro from the market you'll be good to go
     
  3. deadinside

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    ADW Launcher also works good for this and its free.
     
  4. hahaha what

    hahaha what Well-Known Member
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    looks like ass
     
  5. john0821

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  6. deekum1627

    deekum1627 Well-Known Member
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    droid1,2 rotate home screen b/c they have the slide up keyboard
     
  7. r3dlined

    r3dlined Well-Known Member
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    Now that I put a magnet up to the back of my X I'm double pissed as I see the home screens and dialer can rotate just fine, but its not enabled!!! :mad:

    I find that a completely lame feature! If you X out of the multimedia dock you;ll see that the X if full ready to rotate the rest of the screens.
     
  8. r3dlined

    r3dlined Well-Known Member
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  9. bigbadwulff

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    Why on Earth they came out with a phone and it wouldn't rotate when in landscape is beyond me!

    But as soon as I got my phone, Launcher Pro went on it, So I don't even know what the phone is like 'out of the box' :)
     
  10. r3dlined

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    Yup but you lose the phone dialer in landscape. What pisses me off is the landscape mode is already built in and seems just completely turned off without the dock. I almost always have my X sideways and backing out to the home screen and having to turn it drives me bonkers. I hope someone comes out with something to leave the dock mode on for Froyo! :mad:

    Launcher Pro is cool, but still some bugs that bug me about it.
     
  11. TheXFactor

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    I use LP and had the home screen set to landscape mode but I turned it off because it's quite annoying. Every time I turned the phone sideways the screen rotated and I didn't care for it.

    Why on earth do people need to have the homescreen rotate to landscape mode?
     
  12. r3dlined

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    The better question is why on earth wouldn't it or at least have the option to? LP obviously thought it would be a good idea. I like to hold my phone sideways as I like widescreen monitors/TVs opposed to flipped up to be taller. Now that would be silly.
     
  13. bigbadwulff

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    For me the phone is easier to hold in landscape.......PLUS look at that wonderful BIG keyboard in landscape. I use the whole phone in landscape except to make a phone call and whatever programs work in friggen portrait only.
    Landscape is where it's at :)
     
  14. r3dlined

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    There is an app called dock simulator that I never tried when i was on 2.1. Guess that will be the next best bet once there is a 2.2. version (I hope).
     
  15. nipatel1

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    A heads up that LP would completely remove all your home + 7 screen widgets and icons.... LP is sweet though!
     
  16. mxsjw

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    No, no it does not.
    Not unless you remove all the stuff yourself, which I did. But otherwise, everything set up on your stock launcher will be there when you switch back to from launcher pro. It's just a good idea to remove everything from the stock screens so the apps and widgets aren't running in the background while you use LP.
     
  17. Justintoxicated

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    I swear mine would rotate but I had to turn it on, and it would only rotate one direction (buttons to the right).

    But I don't even have the stock launcher Blur anymore since I'm running tranquility.
     

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