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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by edboo, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. edboo

    edboo New Member
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    Hi all,

    Got a desire today and ......well not too sure, previously had an iphone and seemed easier to find my way round it. Now to the problem, I have enabled the screen orientation mode in settings but when I turn the phone on its side it stays the same, any suggestions appreciated.
     

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  2. PARAD0X

    PARAD0X Well-Known Member
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    Not all screens rotate, An example would be the phones desktops - they don't. Where were u in the phone when you were trying to rotate?
     
  3. DaddyCee

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    Also they only rotate counter clockwise for now.
     
  4. edboo

    edboo New Member
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    Thanks for the assistance :) sorted....yep turning the phone the wrong way:rolleyes:
     
  5. DaddyCee

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    Don't worry I did the same thing when I got mine as well.
     
  6. dajomel

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    As an additional note, you can get the "desktop" screens to go into landscape by using another home launcher such as ADW Launcher and LauncherPro Beta. They give you the capability to do so if that's what you want.
     
  7. SUroot

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    Does that negate the use of sense altogether?
     
  8. dajomel

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    Yes. It's a whole different launcher/home. Does also mean you cannot use HTC widgets so if there are any you use, you'll need to find alternatives on the Market.
     
  9. wavemeister

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    It is not as smooth to turn though as the iphone. Sometimes mine turns easily, other times I have to turn it sharply to rotate the screen
     
  10. dajomel

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    Strange, I've not had any issues with rotation on mine. Seems to turn as and when I want tho occassionally when I don't when I am a bit lazy holding it LOL

    You'll possibly find that it can be App related too.
     
  11. flcusat

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    For me it is really annoying, the screen only rotates 20% of the time at best. I looked for any settings for this but the only one I found it is to turn the feature on or off. I found a setting under the internet browser to set it fix to landscape, and I put to that for now, but the rest of the screens that can rotate is a hit or miss.
     
  12. Ten10

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    Perhaps try calibrating the G sensor?

    Go to settings -> Sound & display -> G-Sensor calibration and follow the on screen instructions
     
  13. ace977977

    ace977977 New Member
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    Mine rotates waay smoother and faster than the wifes 3GS. Are you sure you are "standing it up" it wont rotate if lying on a desk, stand it up for a sec.
     
  14. ianm2k4

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    Yeah.. that is stupid. Could there be any reason why it cant do both directions. ... There are iPhone apps that will do this and 180 degrees...
     
  15. Eugene's Mac

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    Why would you want to rotate it to 180'? also what is the issue with Clockwise & counter? Sure the counter clockwise is quite sufficient as turning clockwise while using plugged in headphones, would just make holding the device uncomfortable. Using my iPhone I also only used the one direction that was most comfortable given the Headphone jack. Also what would be the solution other than disabling auto rotate if you wished to view an image or document that for whatever reason may be upside down? This is one specific why I like the rotate on the Desire more than that of my iPhone.
     
  16. damianpadden

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    with the new psxdroid emulator having the track ball on the left in landscape mode is better than on the right. It then makes it feel like a controller.

    full screen rotation has to happen.

    Damo
     
  17. Phenomenological

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    Full screen rotation would be a royal pain in the backside for me. I use the phone in bed in the evenings for checking the days news, and I can happily lie on my side with the assurance the screen will stay in a legible orientation. Unidirectional rotation is more than good enough unless you have a particular need to have the buttons on the left or use the phone upside down, which most people don't.
     
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