Homescreen Orientation

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    Hi. My moto droid will not reorient to landscape until I slide open the keyboard. Only happens in homescreen. Other apps reorient fine, browser, etc. Did reorient correctly until earlier today. Have checked settings, did 2 -battery reboots, but alas, no fix. Total noob 2 Android. What am I missing?
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    Home screen orientation will only stay in portrait mode unless the keyboard is out.
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    nothing...it's not supposed to orient without the keyboard deployed.

    only in apps, browser etc.....
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    Oops. You are correct. Thanks!
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    My phone lags a little when switching orientation, but works overall and all screens, regardless of whether the keyboard is out or not. Make sure that your orientation seeing is on:

    Press the menu button when on the home screen, then go to sound and display, then the fourth option
    from the bottom is orientation, make sure this box is checked.

    See if that works.
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    OK, I've now hit this issue. I've done some searching on it and as it turns out, I'm not the only one. I'm also not the only one that knows that, in the recent past, it *was* auto-rotating without the keyboard being slid out. As a matter of fact, it was only earlier this evening that it was doing that with no problem, and then it just stopped. Some folks have blamed the addition of some apps and tried to remove them to fix the problem to no avail; I installed an irc client and tried uninstalling to see if that fixed it, but no luck. I wasn't going as far as removing all my apps as no one has said it's fixed from doing that.

    But I wanted to get this in here as I know many folks have said "it doesn't and never did", but I and many others know it did (see thread here: Issue 4555 - android - android 2.0 home screen wont rotate with keyboard closed except when in car mode - Project Hosting on Google Code)

    Brian
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    Motorola's online Droid manual say 'no homescreen rotatee.' I assumed that the hs rotated w/out slider, just like all apps, and it took me a day of fiddling to notice that it doesn't. But it's not a software issue. That's the way it's supposed to work. Contacts app is the same way. LS w/slider out only.
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    Despite what the manual may say, mine was rotating on the home screen without the keyboard being out until today. I have no idea what changed to stop it from doing so, I haven't installed any new apps in the last day or so.
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    me too

    Just in the last couple days
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    Post a video clip of this working. Never seen it actually do it ever.
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    Mine autorotated with the stock home for the first two days after I got it, and then stopped, never to do so again. I thought I was going crazy, but it seems to have happened to a number of people.

    I use home++ now, which autorotates fine.
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    keyboard closed on homescreen in landscape
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    Um

    Lies... all lies. I'd return that droid if I were you.
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    did you download the dockrunner app or something?
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    theres a 36 page thread going on the moto site about this issue.. this is just a nicked photo
    https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/16334
    i noticed mine was auto rotating when i got it- then mysteriously stopped. seems im not the only one.. true this phone could be running any number of things to make the homescreen auto rotate but i havent rooted yet cuz im on the telus milestone
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    on bugless beast (um, i think it was .7.4) the homescreen auto rotated. it really annoyed me actually
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    I'll agree it is strange. Mine auto rotated on the home screen, as well.

    Never really like seeing it flip back and forth all the time, so I disabled it.

    After I started installing some apps the home screen stopped changing even if enabled again.

    I'm usually the first one to be skeptical when I see threads like this, but I've experienced this one first hand.

    Strange.
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    Stock (non rooted) Droid, with no home replacement, has not and does not rotate to landscape on the home screen with keyboard closed (it has to be open).

    This topic has been floating around since launch, and despite asking many times by many different people, no one has EVER provided video proof of this. A picture is too easy to doctor.
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    Yep, easy to do that photo. Just open the keyboard, close it and take a quick photo. There is a bit of lag before it rotates back.
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