1. CRitter's Avatar
    New Razr Maxx: home screen doesn't rotate. All others do. Is this normal? if not, what's the fix?

    04-05-2012 08:54 PM
  2. newstorm2guy's Avatar
    Yes, should be normal. For some reason, the home screen pages don't switch to landscape.
    04-05-2012 09:44 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not a feature of Gingerbread. Homescreens do rotate with Honeycomb. Not sure about ICS, but I assume so. The app drawers do autorotate with change of orientation, though.
    04-05-2012 09:48 PM
  4. CRitter's Avatar
    Excuse my confusion, but I don't speak geek, so are you saying that this non-rotation of the home screens is normal?
    04-05-2012 10:16 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, non-rotation of homescreens is normal.

    The appdrawer comes up when you tap on the icon "Apps" in the lower right had corner of the screen--it's just the list of all of your apps, which can be customized by adding custom drawers (e.g., "Games" or "Travel"). You can then put a shortcut to your custom drawer on a homescreen, which I find avoids the slowdown that can happen if you create folders on the homescreens instead.

    If you open the appdrawer, that screen will rotate when you move the phone around.
    04-05-2012 10:24 PM
  6. CRitter's Avatar
    Thanks. Seems totally daft that the rest of the phone rotates, but that deosn't, but then WTFDIK?
    04-05-2012 10:38 PM
  7. rbess1965's Avatar
    Try loading Go Launcher Ex from the market. It free. It's customizable and everything rotates if set to do so. First install an app called Home switcher so u can switch between them. If you like it then go back to your regular ui and remove all the Widgets so they won't continue running too and then make Go Launcher your default launcher.
    04-05-2012 10:59 PM
  8. cdf3's Avatar
    Thanks. Seems totally daft that the rest of the phone rotates, but that deosn't, but then WTFDIK?
    As for me, not having the home screen rotate works best.
    Keep in mind that it's a phone first and foremost.
    I've installed a custom launcher that replaces the one pre-installed on the phone.
    I prefer the custom launcher because it has quite a few options to make it my own.
    I can also set my home screen to rotate both vertically & horizontally.
    I ended up disabling the home screen rotation, because it became quite annoying.
    Whenever I wanted to make a phone call, I had the hold the phone straight in a vertical position.
    If I held it with a slight tilt, I would find myself chasing the Phone icon because the screen would keep changing positions. That's one of the reasons why I feel they don't allow the home screen, phone dialer, & contacts to rotate.
    04-05-2012 11:02 PM
  9. CRitter's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions, will check it out.
    04-05-2012 11:05 PM
  10. rbess1965's Avatar
    Cdf3 a agree with you. Even though Go Launcher can rotate the home screen I don't either because your right, it's very annoying. I use GL because it has 17 transitions and can customize the heck out of it.
    04-06-2012 12:01 AM
  11. panerai7's Avatar
    I go back and forth between ADW and GO and disable home screen rotation in both.
    It's quite irritating to see the home screen flip when you tilt the phone.
    04-06-2012 07:03 AM
  12. CRitter's Avatar
    I tried home switcher, but when I added Go Launcher, it kept crashing. Had to delete Go Launcher to get my regular home screen back.
    04-06-2012 07:56 AM