Landscape mode, it is awful! Can I split it?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Nausicaa, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Nausicaa

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    There is so much wasted retail space in landscape mode I avoid using it as much as possible. But I would like to be able to find some way to make it usable. I am not fond of touch screens, but I use it the most since it is the most efficient. Swype and the touchscreen is good, but I would like to use my keyboard sometimes. It is just a waste though.

    Wondering if there is a browser or... hey anything that can split the screen and make use of the 50% wasted right side. I don't think there is anything global to do that.
     
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    What wasted space are you referring to? I don't see anything close to 50% of the screen wasted in landscape.
     
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    yea, lets see a screenshot... are you saying that the keyboard is eating up the space because if it was any smaller it would be useless. I always use my physical qwerty in landscape for this reason...
     
  4. Nausicaa

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    I'm saying most of the horizontal space isn't being used. Most sites look okay in portrait, but in landscape it is mostly empty space.
    Is there a setting I can use to 'fix it' or do I have to cope with it?
     
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    Are you talking about while in the browser? If so, go to settings/user agent/android. I think it will look better for you then.

    Good luck.
     
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    Yeah, double tap on the screen and you'll zoom in to a nice view.
     
  7. Nausicaa

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    Thanks! The android mode was really good.

    It just sucks that some of the pages are so awfully formatted. I tried different browsers like dolphin and xscope, but the stock one still seems to be the best with the most options. It isn't bad for stock, its actually excellent.

    I think the best program to use to view forums is tapatalk, but not everything I have supports it.
     
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