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App switcher layout does not change if the device is rotated in an app

asked 2020-04-25 13:51:03 +0300

Ingvix gravatar image

updated 2020-04-26 01:39:08 +0300

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I think starting with 3.3.0 this started to happen when I was still using Xperia X. Though on the device the rotating home is not officially supported, the patch worked fine until the update so I think something has been overlooked with the update. The behavior is also present on Xperia 10. The layout works correctly if rotated again in home screen.

Here are a few screenshots. First the correct view and then the in-app-rotated view. Screenshots

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Wasn't this an intended change of 3.3.0, that the app itself rotates but not the the minimized apps anymore. Is that your question!? :)

Firefox84 ( 2020-04-25 14:52:41 +0300 )edit

@Firefox84 Not quite. the grid in which the app covers reside does not transform properly. I'll add a few screenshots to the question.

Ingvix ( 2020-04-25 15:30:32 +0300 )edit

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answered 2020-04-26 01:38:28 +0300

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Had to dig a little to find this note from the changelog of 3.3.0 (package sailfishsilica-qt5). This is not mentioned in the release notes btw.

[silica] Don't update orientation when an application isn't visible.

So this probably causes the glitch.

This is not a bug.
A general rule of thumb: TJC is for official features of Sailfish or for requests of missing ones. You're using a patch (as you could've stated more clearly) that enables a feature that normally is available on the Jolla Tablet only. Thus: no support for phones.

For 3rd-party apps or patches it's best to contact the author directly. you could try mentioning his nick though if he's registered here.

I'm updating the tags accordingly

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Thanks for the info. Now, I wonder how they handle things on tablet after this update so it could be added to the patch. I'll go ask around.

Ingvix ( 2020-04-26 12:15:23 +0300 )edit
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