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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-18-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: WCG

Playbook Orientation

When I use my Kobo reader on my Playbook it usually stays in landscape mode even when I physically hold it in portrait. Sometimes it will turn to portrait mode, but most times it won't. Any idea how I can permanently set the Kobo app to always operate in portrait mode?  Thanks.

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Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Playbook Orientation

I use kobo all the time, I use my pb in landscape mode and have it locked in landscape mode. you may want to try to do that.
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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-18-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: WCG

Re: Playbook Orientation

But how do I lock in in portrait mode?

Super Contributor
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎12-05-2011
My Device: 32gb playbook
My Carrier: shaw

Re: Playbook Orientation

put your pb in portrait then click the orientation lock button in the top right corner.
New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
My Device: playbook

Re: Playbook Orientation

I'm having exact same problem....I don't see how to put it in portrait mode, do you?

 

also I have this problem in general -- just got the playbook today. I assumed that when you turn the playbook it would automatically follow whatever direction I turned it BUT this is not happening....do you know how to make it move between portrait and landscape in general? (ie. not just for ereading)

Forums Veteran I
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Playbook Orientation

Next to the bluetooth icon is the orientation lock.
Be a Shepard and not an iSheep.
Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎12-06-2011
My Device: 9860 bridged w/ Playbook
My Carrier: Axis Indonesia

Re: Playbook Orientation

New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
My Device: playbook

Re: Playbook Orientation

Hi there - thanks a lot - that is a big help. That wasn't the issue for me and I've solved the problem BUT if I had not done so then your screen shot would be a big help.

Super Contributor
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎12-05-2011
My Device: 32gb playbook
My Carrier: shaw

Re: Playbook Orientation

You can take a screenshot by pressing volume up and down together.