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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by doowopmario, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. doowopmario

    doowopmario New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 1, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Hello, I'm new to this forum. I left the Blackberry (Bold 9900) world and jumped on board here. So far I LOVE my Mytouch 4g Slide!

    I could have sworn that my "home" screen and "all apps" screen would rotate when I turned it sideways without having to slide my phone open. Now it doesn't. I first noticed it when I opened up my Netflix app. I turned the phone sideways to search for a movie and the screen would not rotate. It only rotated when the movie played.

    Do your phones rotate on the home screen/all apps screen without sliding it open?

    Please help, it's bugging the heck out of me.



  2. YrrchSebor0000

    YrrchSebor0000 Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mine doesn't rotate unless i slide the screen open.... in fact, if i have the screen open and then i close it, the home screen display will rotate back to portrait mode, even if i do not rotate the phone, and same with the app drawer. I seem to think that once in a while it will do landscape mode with the screen closed, but i can't get it to do it now. Also, some apps just plain do not work in landscape mode at all, or only partially.

    There is an app in the market called Orientation Control, and it will force the display to stay however you set it, regardless of whether the screen is open or closed. The app costs a couple bucks i believe, but it will keep your phone in landscape mode all the time if you want it that way. You only need to switch it back when you wanna take a picture, etc. because the camera display gets messed up with this setting... But basically it works nicely.
  3. jote21

    jote21 New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    My home screen auto-rotated up until about 3 hours ago when I put in a new microSD card. I know it's not really detrimental but it's kind of bugging me too. I heard a master reset might fix the problem but I'm a little hesitant to try it out.

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