1. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    OK, I know and hate the fact that the Home and Apps screen don't rotate, but while driving home yesterday I plugged my phone in to the car charger, and later noticed the screen was still on and in "desk cradle" mode. When I hit the exit button spot it was in Landscape mode!

    It would not rotate but the Home and Applications screens were in landscape. Even the phone dialer was in Landscape.

    Now when I unplugged the charger cord it went back to normal, and hasn't done it again. Did I do something different this time, did I hit some off combinations of buttons? If I'd known then how to capture the screen I would have, but didn't know the trick, sorry.

    Anyone else seen this?

    Phone is un-rooted and running Samsung Home Launcher
    06-22-2011 10:15 AM
  2. hooskins's Avatar
    Default functionality for android. You need to download another launcher, like launcher pro, which has the option to allow the home screen to auto rotate.
    06-22-2011 12:07 PM
  3. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Well, it did it again. I connected the car charging cable, and the next thing I know it's displaying the car dock screen, so I exit, and look how the Home Screen appeared:


    After un-pluging the charger, it switched back to the normal view and stayed that way, even when re-plugging in the charger.

    07-23-2011 06:38 PM
  4. trifecta's Avatar
    I think that is what mine looks like when it is in the window dock. Not sure why yours would do it just plugging it in.
    07-24-2011 12:34 AM
  5. papa54's Avatar
    OK, I know and hate the fact that the Home and Apps screen don't rotate, but while driving home yesterday I plugged my phone in to the car charger, and later noticed the screen was still on and in "desk cradle" mode. When I hit the exit button spot it was in Landscape mode!

    It would not rotate but the Home and Applications screens were in landscape. Even the phone dialer was in Landscape.

    Now when I unplugged the charger cord it went back to normal, and hasn't done it again. Did I do something different this time, did I hit some off combinations of buttons? If I'd known then how to capture the screen I would have, but didn't know the trick, sorry.

    Anyone else seen this?

    Phone is un-rooted and running Samsung Home Launcher
    go to settings>Display>check to be sure "Auto-rotate box has been ticked"
    07-24-2011 02:34 PM
  6. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Auto-rotate is checked, it turns our Samsung's Home Screen's arn't programmed to Auto-rotate, frustrating.
    07-25-2011 09:50 AM
  7. Farabomb's Avatar
    Like stated above an aftermarket launcher fixes this if it really is an issue. I have used LauncherPro and GO and both work quite well.
    07-25-2011 01:50 PM
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