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Support No Landscape mode for Home Screen and App screen ?

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  1. jcthorne

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    I thought the new Sense was supposed to allow the homescreen and widgets to work in landscape?

    If it does, sure does not do so automaticly. How do I get the home screen and desk clock to display in landscape?
     

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    Auto rotate settings?
     
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    Auto Rotate is turned on by default. Mine is on and the home screen does not rotate to landscape.
     
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    I haven't seen this on any of the phone reviews VIA youtube. Maybe vanilla Gingerbread can do this but not Gingerbread with Sense 3.0. Sorry.
     
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    Auto rotate is for internet, email, word docs and apps that utilizes it ..not Sense!

    Only Htc phone with landscaped Sense I know of, is the Htc ChaCha.
     
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    Evo Shift does it if you pull out the slider.
     
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    Oh man!!
     
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    Nope, it doesn't happen on vanilla gingerbread. I have a nexus s.
     
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    CM7 does, but maybe it's slightly different than the vanilla Gingerbread the Nexus is sporting.
     
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    Not one android phone in the candy bar format, to this date, has done this. If you use an alternate launcher, then you can force it to follow orientation. This is literally a question that is asked in EVERY forum for EVERY phone. Trust me on this, having it go into landscape really isn't worth it unless you have a keyboard. The amount of time it takes to go into landscape is maddening when you have it on, because if you tilt it enough to activate it, it takes 4 seconds (roughly) to go. That and it's just an erroneous feature that really never needs to be on. I can only think of af few rare and seldom situations that it would be handy to have this with, and those would be sitting somewhere reading things off the home screen or while in bed, and in both situations it woukd most likely be eaiser to open the application the widgets you're reading are pulling information from.
     
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    Launcher Pro or ADW had a lock orientation feature that was kinda cool. You could have it always be in landscape. As long as you go into an app that utilizes landscape (like messaging or internet) it is actually a little bit of a time save. You don't have to tilt the phone and wait four seconds like you are saying since it is already oriented. It made quickly typing messages a breeze. I used the Evo 4G like that for about a week then moved on since Sense menus and stuff don't orient themselves. Mark my words someday we will get a phone that is permanently landscaped, and it will be a good day. It is a better utilization of space in my opinion.
     
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    Would be very useful when the phone is in its cradle on the dashboard of our motorhome. Or any car cradle for that matter if its horizontal.
     
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    Is this normal ? Every other screen that I have found rotates from portrait to landscape just fine. Just not any of the home screens or the apps screen.

    I think that it may rotated at first but after I installed the update it doesn't now. I wonder whats wrong ?
     
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    I didn't think mine did it in the first place. I was hoping it would though since I got spoiled by Myn's Warm Z.
     
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    I hate this as well. I want home screens to landscape.
     
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    The technology is there, I've been saying this since the OG. The slide phones do it all the time, why can't the all touch phones do it as well? I don't want to have to run launcher pro to get my homescreen to landscape. It's not that big of a deal, but annoying since we know they CAN do it.
     
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    I would assume it is a glitch in the SW as they have the option to auto rotate in settings/display maybe they will release a fix for you, I prefer no auto rotate of the screen myself, if it is important to you, try installing a different launcher, like LP and see if that allows to auto rotate.


     
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    There's nothing wrong, and the OTA update did not 'break' this. On ANY phone, unless it has a keyboard, the launcher that is included with it out of the box will NEVER auto rotate. They'll be in portrait. Also, you'll find very quickly that having it on is highly annoying, as it takes a few seconds for the screen to rotate, then it has to re-draw everything which takes another few seconds, making it highly agitating when you're walking to not be able to do anything while it redraws everything. There is an actual reason as to why manufacturers lock it in portrait.


    TLDR; It does not, nor will it ever go into landscape by default. Only tablets have this stock. Landscape on a phone will cause problems while trying to use through the day.
     
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    Use launcherPro and you will most likely be able to auto rotate on the home screen, but you loose sense functions
     
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    How about using the car mode if you really want to launch from landscape? For now, that works.
     
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    Why are people defending the lack of OPTION to rotate the home screen. All it takes is a check mark to turn on and off and you can keep it off. And then also acting like it takes all day. It's no where near 4 seconds for the phone to change orientation. We are just saying it would be a nice feature to have since the 3rd party launchers can do it. How many times have we seen things that 3rd party launchers have done first on the stock versions of the launchers?

    There will be a flip version of the new EVO that will come out and have this feature, and it will have nothing more extra than a keyboard attached to it. Note we are talking about the home screen and app tray, so the keyboard taking up real estate is essentially a non issue.
     
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    I agree. I want to be able to sit my phone in the car dock and have it turn sideways! The simplest thing would be to include an option in the phone for *particularly* homescreen orientation. Just have an option for *lock or *auto homescreen rotation, and an option for *Lock or Auto on everything else.

    Unfortunately I have to do this. I have my Tasker setup so that when I get in my car, it launches launcherpro with homescreen rotation. The upside is that it also allows me to use a custom icon set specifically for in-car use. The downside is that they are pretty much exactly what I have on my homescreen anyways, and it's just one more thing to bog down my phone.
     
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    GoLauncher auto-rotates and it takes less than 2 seconds: "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi" and it's good to go. Of course, like any launcher, some (all?) Sense widgets don't work but it's simple enough to switch back to Sense when you need it.
     
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