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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by devortex, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. devortex

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    I loaded a few apps such as NewEgg, vlingo and a few games. Last night the screen started to not respond to auto rotation. It would hang up on portrait or not switch.

    I removed what I apps I has added and then noticed home screens would not flip to landscape unless the slider was out. Could have sworn I could flip between landscape and portrait without having the slider out.

    I check settings and Auto-rotate is selected. Starting in protrait, I opened email and can view the inbox and emails in landscape without the slider open. But as soon as I hit the home button it goes portrait. I checked threads but haven't found a similar post in regard to slider phones.

    I swear it would auto rotate without the slider open.. :thinking: Your thoughts? thanks.
     

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    My wife's Shift does not auto rotate the home screen. It only rotates when the keyboard is opened.
     
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    The frozen app started to make me second guess myself once I started to back track the settings. It would be nice to have the home screens go landscape with the slider in..
     
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    Yeah, I am pretty sure it isn't supposed to rotate except when the keyboard is slid out. I do admit it would be nice though; something I would even enjoy on my EVO :)
     
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    mine auto-rotates with the slide closed
     
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    Maybe there is a setting? Wife isn't home now, so I can't check.
     
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    WHAT?

    That sucks for me, mine doesn't auto rotate when keyboard is closed! I am so pist...
     
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    Just to confirm, it's only on the home screens that won't auto rotate. And from there, the All Apps menu stays portrait too when the slider is closed... hmmm... considering how much time I've spent on it, it should have annoyed me before now. I'll keep digging.. the "manual" and the tech guy I spoke to weren't very helpful.

    Please let me know what you find out.
     
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    HTC Sense is what doesn't rotate when the keyboard is closed, if you install a custom launcher (Launcher Pro,ADW) it will rotate as you rotate your phone.
     
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    I just got an HTC Evo Shift. HTC Sense definitely auto rotated, with or without the slider open, when I got it and that is an advertised feature.

    Now suddenly it stopped and only auto rotates if the slider is open.

    I have force stopped and cleared the cache for HTC sense and restarted and no change. Since I was new to android I definitely had just installed and uninstalled multiple programs so I assume it has something to do with that.

    So if anyone comes up with a solution please post it.
     
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    You guys do realize not all apps are made to rotate to landscape. Newegg is one of them. Engadget's main screen doesn't. It's not your phone. Well in those cases...
     
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    Mine doesn't auto rotate on the home screen either with the slider closed and never has.
     
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    Mine also rotated on when I was on the home screen without opening the slider until yesterday then it just stopped. I've had it only one week.
     
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    mine has never rotated on the home screen when closed. when open, yes
     
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    Auto-rotates if checked on screens besides the home screen.
     
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    Just wanted to bump this up and see if anyone had solved this problem. I've had my Evo Shift for 3 days and today the home-screen stopped rotating without the slider open.
     
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    Mine sometimes rotates. Today its not. Its on and off. I could care less, it has a slider. It will rotate all the time when I am texting if I want to use the touch screen. The home screen is all that seems iffy...
     
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    Rotated once on home screen, I think I was bumping out of a remote VNC app. After no. Keyboard ok but seems like it kind of messes some programs, ever wonder how its senced the hard keys?
     
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    Well after almost half a year later on this post I'm somewhat assuming that the problem was resolved? But if not, I can change that. So all you have to do is go to : MENU (on home screen)
     
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    Well after almost half a year later on this post I'm somewhat assuming that the problem was resolved? But if not, I can change that. So all you have to do is go to : MENU (on home screen)
     
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    I'm having the same problem described above with my new (1 week old) Evo Shift (actually and Evo Detail - which is just the Credo mobile name for the same phone). The home screen used to rotate, but now it doesn't. Other apps that used to rotate still do (at least, all the ones I've tried so far). I checked to make sure auto-rotate was checked in the Display settings. I cycled that setting off and on. I powered the phone off then back on. I calibrated the g-sensor, as LovelyxLadii23 describes. I shut the phone down, pulled the battery, re-installed and restarted. Nothing worked.

    I have installed some apps, but I don't think I noticed this problem until after I 1) upgraded to a bigger SD card last night, and 2) started making changes to the layout of items on the home screen - dragging apps to where I wanted and removing some of the stock apps. I think maybe it's that last element that might be causing this, but I don't know. Even when I switch back to the default "scene," though, the autorotate still doesn't work.

    It's a minor bug, but it's always a bit unsettling when a device stops doing something that it used to do. If it had never worked, it wouldn't bother me, but now i wonder what else might be going wrong that I'm not aware of....
     
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    To get away from the Sense "Loading" issue I've installed Go Launcher EX. But I noticed after the install that my phone will now rotate the Home Screen.
    So looks like this is and HTC Sense issue. Maybe they will fix it when the fix the Loading problem. NOT.
     

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