How to lock orientation?

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    I am tired of the phone switching to landscape mode if it is being held slightly off.. It seems over reactive to me.. So is there a fix to this?
     
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    Should be in settings > display > auto rotate screen just uncheck the box

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    Thank you.. I rely on you guys and not looking for myself.. How would I change it if I so desired?
     
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    Have the free version of power widget. You can set up to seven things. Have the landscape thing there. Then just one click you can turn it of and on. I usually have out off but when I browse on the web I turn it on. Hope it helps

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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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