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Need an app to lock my screen orientation from ever turning right

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  1. durps

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    I've been searching and can not find what I'm looking for. Basically, what I want to achieve is this. I want my phone to always be able to switch portrait and landscape mode, but without switching to the opposite side of landscape.
    What I mean by this is that I only want my phone to switch it's orientation when I tilt it to the left, which brings up landscape mode, or when i tilt it back to normal which brings up portrait mode.

    The problem is that my phone ALWAYS switches to landscape mode when i tilt it left AND right. I want it to only switch when I tilt it LEFT. Which app locks to phone from ever going into the 3rd orientation?

    I know someone will recommend me a auto-rotate widget app, but that's not what I'm looking for. I know that on certain phones, it switches the orientation no matter what position it's in, even if upside down. Don't want that, just want my phone to rotate in 2 directions instead of it being able to rotate in 3 directions, my phone is rooted, using 2.3 (Gingerbread), and Launcher pro plus.

    Thanks for any input!
     

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    Tasker can do this. If you disable Auto Rotate in the phone's settings, set up Tasker to re-enable Auto Rotate only when the phone has been turned on it's left side.

    I know Launcher Pro also can disable the homescreen from rotating, so if you want Tasker to rotate that as well, you would need to disable that setting in Launcher Pro.
     
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    Awesome! Do you know how I go about and apply this in Tasker? Don't know much about setting it up.
     
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    In Tasker;
    New > State > Orientation, check Left Side, Done
    New Task > + > Display > Display Rotation, select On, Done > Done > Apply.

    The settings will turn themselves off when the phone is not on the left side so you don't need to tell Tasker to turn it off.
     
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    Thanks a lot! Will give it a go.

    Edit: Just applied it, it works, but lags. It's a hit or miss though. Sometimes it'll take about 10 seconds for the screen to finally change, sometimes it won't change at all.
     
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    Actually it's horrible now. After it has already switched, when i open new apps or windows and such, it goes back to portrait mode.
    I used to have an app that would always prevent it from turning right. Just dont remember what it was called.
     

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