Home Screen Rotate - At Least For Me

kmp14

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I realize that the home screen not rotating to landscape is a known issue. Maybe this is also old news: the home screen only stopped rotating after I changed the wallpaper. I had it for a few days before changing the wallpaper, and immediately after changing it, no more landscape on the home screen....

Or maybe it never did without opening the keyboard....now I am not sure!
 

TreyDaPrince

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I realize that the home screen not rotating to landscape is a known issue. Maybe this is also old news: the home screen only stopped rotating after I changed the wallpaper. I had it for a few days before changing the wallpaper, and immediately after changing it, no more landscape on the home screen....

Or maybe it never did without opening the keyboard....now I am not sure!

I thought it was just me too but I am also sure that the homescreen used to rotate. I don't know why it doesn't now. But I'm glad to hear that someone else noticed it too. Maybe it does have something to do with changing the wallpaper. I don't remember when it stopped rotating, but I have noticed it in the past few days.
 

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I don't think it's the wallpaper. My wife and I both got Droids. I changed my wallaper, she didn't. Neither of our home screens rotates to landscape unless the keyboard is open, or I am running DockRunner.
 

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It probably depends on the widgets on the screen. Many (most) aren't designed to run in landscape.

i don't think that would effect the function. something like the weather widgets clock doesn't work in landscape, but it just disappears when you go into that mode
 

adam8ch

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the homescreen doesn't rotate unless you open the keypad or you put your phone into dock mode, that is normal. I hope they fix that in the update.
 

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Now that's strange... My phone does rotate to landscape but only if I rotate the phone so the keyboard (if it was out) would be facing down. If I rotate the phone 180 degrees, it stays in portrait. I hope they fix that soon.
 

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the app "dxTop" rotates.. it will use the themes from the others (aHome, panda, openhome), it has 4 home screens.... my fav so far...
 
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rotating home screen fix.

Screen rotates for me...I installed panda beta and have 91 panda home on droid with one theme. I now have a option panel when scrolling left of home screen. My option for rotating home screen now rotates the home screen.

Hope this helps....kinda stumbled upon it.
 

Donkey Hodie

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the homescreen doesn't rotate unless you open the keypad or you put your phone into dock mode, that is normal. I hope they fix that in the update.

This is not correct, at least for my phone. Just to be clear, I opened a web page that wanted typed input (userID/password), rotated the phone to landscape and the homescreen roated without the keypad being open.

Glad it works for me, hope it doesn't stop :D
 

thomascj

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They are talking specifically about the home screen. Most apps switch without opening the keyboard, as we all want the home screen to.
 

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Hey discovered that there's an app called Samsung Desk Home made for the dock. This, while not the home screen, will provide a landscape 'landing' screen with the keyboard closed... although the apps that are displayed on this landing page aren't too useful and I can't seem to change them. Guess its no better and prob worse than 3rd party alts...
 

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