Orientation Problem...

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  1. capnfuffy

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    My home screen will not switch to landscape. It has just recently stopped orienting and I'm not sure why. Only thing I've changed recently is installed the revolution theme.

    I'm currently running cyanogen mod 6 with chevy 1ghz low voltage kernal and adw launcher. I have the cyanogenmod settings / user interface / accelerometer rotation checked. Also have the display / auto-rotate screen checked. Under adw settings / system preferences there is a "home orientation" option which I can't select.

    Orientation for all my applications and menus work correctly. Car dock mode also orients correctly, only problem is the home screen.

    Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    Same problem here. I have a plain 2.2 version Motorola Droid.
     
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    I have a rooted Droid. The only time my home screen switches to landscape is when I open my slider. It worked that way prior to rooting. Am I missing a function of the phone?

    Mike
     
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    This function is not available without the help of a third party home launcher
     
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    And if you have the persistance option enabled it keeps adw from changing orientation.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Tparker! I've never installed a home launcher thus my confusion.

    Mike
     
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    The problem is that the Home Screen USED to re-orient simply when the Droid was held in whatever position. You didn't have to slide open the keyboard to make the screen switch to landscape.

    Now, you have to open the keyboard to make it switch (while on the home screen).

    It seems to me that this is a step backwards.
    (yes, I know I can add an app I don't want to make it work automatically, the way it used to...)
     
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    I am positive Launcher Pro has this option, as it is my launcher of choice, pretty sure ADW has it too
     
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    I'd bet money he has the persistence option of adw enabled.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    I don't remember that ever being a stock option, and I have had my Droid since 11/06/09

    It wasn't until an app or the keyboard was opened that landscape orientation came into play
     
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    Nope. I don't have any extra home screen apps. I don't know what adw is, and I don't have Launcher Pro.
    My home screen always (before 2.2) re-oriented when I turned the phone on its side. I know because the icons would re-arrange to the landscape orientation (I counted and compared the portrait configuration and then the landscape configuration simply by moving the phone).

    Sometimes, I just want the bigger on-screen keyboard to type on, and I would first turn the phone, then open gmail. The icons would be readable (in landscape postion), as soon as I turned the phone on its side. No extra home app installed. And, I've checked the auto-rotate box in settings.

    The display rotates fine, just NOT on the home screen anymore.
     
  12. Tanknspank

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    You also aren't the op of this thread, who that post was directed at.

    That is what happens when you hijack a thread :)

    Sent from my Droid
     
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