Droid 2 Global screen orientation?

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    Hello all. I have a question about the screen orientation on my D2G when the keyboard is closed.

    How do I get it to stay long instead of tall? Right now I have to slide open the keyboard to see the screen the long way. I would like it to always stay the long way when the phone is held that way.

    I've tried both enabling/disabling the orientation from the main settings menu but no dice.

    Thanks!

    -Emily
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    Just stay on landscape position,but there's no lock for that not like the BBerry.Dunno if they have an app. on the Market...
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    That's the problem, it will only go into landscape orientation with the keyboard out. Is there a fix/app for this?
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    Wait..Are you using the Liberty-romer rom?
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    I'm just using the good ol' factory stuff =/
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    I know what you're saying, cause I hated that too! I don't remember the exact setting, but go to the home screen, hit the menu button, and go to settings. There is an option somewhere to lock / unlock "Screen Orientation." It's locked by default, meaning screen will be in 'long' mode only when the keyboard is out, and 'tall' when the keyboard is pushed back in.
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    :/ how about you learn which way is up, and which way is down, because the accelerometer knows this perfectly well.

    Dont expect to have auto-rotate enabled and keep you orientation when you decide to hold the thing at odd angles.

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my Fission 2.4.3 D2G
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    Right... because I wouldn't have thought of that... lol. No, it is flat in front of me like a tv screen. It does this in the car dock as well.
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    So you've gone to Settings > Display Settings > Auto-rotate screen?
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    Yep, no dice. And every page and post I see from others says the same with no solution.
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    Emily, if I understand your problem correctly, you want your screen to go into landscape mode w/o having to slide open the keyboard, right? you can do that with LauncherPro, from the market. It's a homescreen/app-drawer replacement.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums App
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    Wow this is a fantastic app! Works great! Thank you!
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    You're welcome, I'm glad it worked. By the way, I want to mention that LauncherPro Plus (the pay version) is still the best app purchase I've made (with setcpu a very close 2nd). The widgets are great, as well as the new transitions between homescreens. Totally worth the price!! :)

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    Just got my third replacement D2G on Friday.

    My first 2 would automatically change orientation with "Auto-Rotate" enabled.

    This one doesn't. It only goes landscape with the keyboard out.

    Any ideas? Stock phone. Thanks
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    Have you applied the OTA update? Settings->about Phone->system updates. Try that if your already up to date then maybe you should try doing a factory reset or sbf flash.
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    Did a battery pull. Nothing.

    Just got off the phone with Motorola. This phone is SUPPOSED to auto-rotate whenever it's turned to landscape. As others have noted, it did for the first 2 days then suddenly today it stopped. My other two did the whole time I had them. (But were defective in other serious ways, hence the exchanges.)

    Did a factory data reset. Still doesn't auto rotate when on the home screen. It does rotate when in Settings menu and when in the Browser and Market. I suppose I can (have to) live with it this way, but knowing that it should auto-rotate on the home screen is frustrating. And I'll count myself lucky if this is the ONLY issue this thing has... but given I'm 2 days in with this one and it's already starting with issues...

    And I will NOT get an app to do something the phone is supposed to do naturally.

    Motorola CS: 800-331-6456
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    And Thanks X, for your suggestion. It's up to date.
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