How to lock orientation?

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    Perhaps I'm missing something really obvious, but how does one lock the orientation of the screen?

    On iOS devices, you double-click the home button and swipe left to reveal an orientation lock button. Surely Android has something similar to this? If we have widgets to toggle Bluetooth/WiFi/GPS on and off, there must be some way to toggle orientation lock on and off too?

    Thank you in advance!
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    Settings>display>uncheck auto rotate screen. It will keep it locked in portrait mode. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for that info. Is there a faster way to lock the orientation? I was hoping that since we had toggle widgets for other functions, there would be a way to lock the orientation without having to tap the screen 4-5 times.
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    If you download Beautiful Widgets from the Market they have a toggle you can add to the home screen to stop screen rotation with just one push of the button.
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    Try an app like AutoRotate Switch from the market. Might be what your looking for.

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    Thank you all for the suggestions! I guess there isn't a native way to do that. I will check out those apps.
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    "Dazzle " is a free app in the android market that has a bunch of toggle widgets. One is for locking screen orientation.

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    Long press home screen, shortcuts, settings, display. Probably not exactly what your looking for but gives you one tap to where you can change the screen orientation.

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    Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly, but how does that give me one tap to change the screen orientation? By my count, that's at least 4 taps; 1 tap to get into settings, 1 tap on "Display", then 1 tap to turn off (or back on) "Auto-rotate screen", and then 1 tap to get back into whatever app I was in or want to go into. Actually, it'd be more than 1 tap to get back into the app, but that's besides the point.
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    He'd given you the steps necessary to add a shortcut on your home screen to the menu selection. Once on your screen, you'll have a one-press option.

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    Long press on the home screen to add a shortcut to settings adds a shortcut to Settings; how do you add a shortcut to the display section in Settings?
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    Sorry I wasn't clear in my previous post. On my screen, after shortcut, scroll down to settings, and once you hit settings, it gives you all of the options in the settings menu to choose from. Choose display to get a shortcut to the display menu.
    I also just discovered an App that will put a toggle to auto rotate the screen on/off, in the pull down status bar.
    Hope one of these helps.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.friedflow.autorotate

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    @gling:

    Your Droid RAZR gives you the option to pick which settings option to put as a shortcut? That's weird. Or perhaps my phone is defective; on my Droid RAZR, when I do a long press on the home screen, then select, "Shortcut", then "Settings", it doesn't give me any further options - it simply puts a shortcut to Settings on my home screen.
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    I finally realized what the difference is (duh on me). I'm using Launcher Pro as my home screen launcher, and the widget, shortcut, menus are layed out differently. With the default launcher, go into "Shortcuts". "App actions" then "settings" to get the menu of available actions.
    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Ah, thank you for the clarification! Much appreciated.
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    yes you can add shortcuts for certain settings, you just have to go to app actions first. then you select settings and you are given a list to choose from.
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