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tbonesteak
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2010
My Device: 9800

How to turn off screen auto rotation

Hi,

Just got my 9800 today, love the phone but don't like the screen rotate itself. Anyone know where to turn this feature off ?

 

ASAP help is greatly appreciated.

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texashem
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-18-2008
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

I haven't been able to find a setting/option for this.  However, if you slide it open to show the keyboard, it seems the screen won't rotate.

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donb2
Posts: 101
Registered: ‎08-14-2010
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

no sure why you'd want to disable it.  do you like laying on your side to view your phone or something?

 

actually i'd like for it not to rotate when you hold thephone at a slight angle.  like diagonal and slightly away from you and then it rotates.  argh.

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AlexCartwright
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-22-2011
My Device: Torch

Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

I'm not going to be any help whatsoever to any of these posts but I wanted to add my comments on this issue.  The BB Torch is thus far an excellent compromise between the business functionality of a Blackberry and the 'Games and Larking About' features of an I-Phone.  However, how do you stop the screen from rotating?  It's just plain irritating to find a phone that I use predominantly in portraite orientation but that spends half its time residing NOT in portrait orientation (for example in my pocket or on an uneven desk surface, taking a second or so each time I pick it up or look at it at an odd angle catching up with what's just happened as I picked it up to use it!  Come on BB - you can fix this, you know you can - we just need an OPTION to disable the tilt meter!   

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knottyrope
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

search sixtools on app world, they have screen lock for orientation

 




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guykr
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Registered: ‎01-24-2011
My Device: Torch9800

Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

screen lock is ok.. but what if I won't to setup the tilt sensibility? so I won't need to wait all those seconds for it to tilt?

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Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation


guykr wrote:

screen lock is ok.. but what if I won't to setup the tilt sensibility? so I won't need to wait all those seconds for it to tilt?


I dont see a setting for that. Maybe some one needs to put a bug in a developers ear.

 




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jpfrenette
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-02-2011
My Device: 9800

Re: How to turn off screen auto rotation

I just got my Torch a few days ago and really, the auto-rotate have to go!  Why not just put a twisting hand gesture to rotate the screen?  They could leave the auto-orientation feature available but allow a manual mode of some kind, without third party apps.

 

I often get emergency emails at night and, combining being sleepy in bed with a screen tha won't make-up it's mind on what direction it goes does make for a strong temptation to throw the BB out the window.  I get time when it's portrait, times where it's landscape and times where it's landscape upside-down!  How can a sleepy confused mind can figure this out? :smileyvery-happy:

 

Same as another member is saying, just being on a desk is often enough to confuse the orientation.