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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ncarbon, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. ncarbon

    ncarbon Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2010
    When using Google Maps the phone dims out, how can I stop this? and one other question, can the dialer and apps menu go to the landscape orientation?


    TIA Ned


  2. Moonfire

    Moonfire Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2010
    Co-op'ing, doing software development in IT
    Ohio, US
    Do you mean the screen goes black after a while? You could change the Screen Timeout if you want to make it longer. While viewing a home screen go to Menu > Settings > Sounds & display > Screen Timeout and change it to a longer time. Note that this is for the entire phone, though, and that the screen is one of the biggest battery-drainers. If you really wanted the timeout to be longer just when in Maps, you could set up something in Tasker, but that is also a paid app.

    Far as I know, the dialier only has portrait orientation. The stock launcher - TouchWiz - does only have portrait as well. However, if you use a third-party launcher like LauncherPro or ADW.Launcher, they have landscape versions. Both of these apps have free versions and do not require rooting, so you're welcome to try them. I would suggest using the app Home Switcher (also free) to easily switch between launcher types.
  3. bezerk19

    bezerk19 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    QA Analyst
    San Antonio, TX
    Not sure if you are referring to the entire screen goes black (turns off) or it goes less bright. If its related to the second part then there are two things you can play with

    1) Power Saving mode
    - Go to Settings>Sound & Display> Uncheck Power saving mode

    2) Automatic Brightness adjustment
    - Go to Settings>Sound & Display> Brightness> Uncheck Automatic brightness adjustment.

    Play with those two options see which one gives you the desired results.

    As for dialer in landscape, no it doesn't not that I'm aware of. I don't even think Launcher Pro does that either.

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