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[Implemented in] Landscape mode in keyboard, gestures, browser and messages [released]

asked 2013-12-18 15:25:43 +0200

eric gravatar image

updated 2014-02-05 16:38:16 +0200

As a Jolla user, I would like landscape functionality when I type messages and browse the internet. Once in lanscape mode, the gestures logic should be retained.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by eric
close date 2014-03-19 16:35:41.526563



I believe landscape mode is coming, but I really hope there will be possibility to lock screen orientation or there will be more complaining again.. So do it right at once. :)

huuhaa ( 2013-12-26 04:18:14 +0200 )edit

I hope too in landscape mode like N9

idro ( 2013-12-27 23:59:32 +0200 )edit

Browser landscape would be most important for me.

StaticNoiseLog ( 2013-12-31 00:34:03 +0200 )edit

Note: Opera Mobile (for Android) on Jolla switches well between portrait and landscape. Probably other Android browser would do as well. So there is a solution until native Sailfish browser is updated.

jgr ( 2013-12-31 16:21:02 +0200 )edit

I have to hardy disagree thats not a solution because many users prefer to not install dalvik, and I am one of them.

Landscape should be fixed in native OS for apps like browser etc..

mike7b4 ( 2013-12-31 19:10:26 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 12:07:10 +0200

Jaakko Roppola gravatar image

Excellent to see so many votes and comments <3 Let's not turn this into a debate whether or not a landscape support for native apps is somehow "optional" feature. It's a highly mandatory one. We simply didn't have time to implement it properly because [add your favorite features-missing-explanation :P] and it's on the top of our list to get released as soon as we can.

We really think that a modern operating system UI should be orientation independent, but as it's a big goal we need to split it down to smaller ones and gradually work our way up the list. We're sorry if it wasn't properly explained earlier.

thanks :)

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Well, the votes keep accumulating and debate keeps drifting in side-tracks the longer it takes for Jolla to respond whether the requested fearure is on the roadmap or not. Also, workarounds will be posted and comnents against them as some get worried that if there is a not optimal workaroind it might cause the question to be closed. Because of these it is crucially important that you keep giving us answers like you just did cause that builds the confidnce that these issues do get fixed when you have allocated resources to make it happen. As it is, I had made a Jolla Care reqest of Landscape mode in early Dec (before Together-forum even existed) using exactly that expression 'that modern mobile UX needs to have Landscape/Portrait-modes' and as you can see from the votes that many think the same. So now, I guess we are all happy to know that the native Landscape mode to Jolla is coming, and we don't have look for non-optimal workarounds. Thanks for your efforts, and the most important thing to realize is that we 'Jolla community' have a mutual goal to make SailfishOS better or best mobile OS in the world. And we know it takes time, to becone truly #unlike ;)

foss4ever ( 2014-01-03 12:56:54 +0200 )edit

.. so my suggestion is that your answer could be accepted as the correct one, and the question could thus be closed. Thanks, for listening, Jolla :)

foss4ever ( 2014-01-03 13:01:07 +0200 )edit

Thank you @Jaakko Roppola! Completely with @jjaone on this - we need answers like your to keep this place clean from rumour, speculations and misunderstandings. Be aware that time it took you to answer is well spend - it helps for the general user satisfaction from the Jolla(product&company).

zlatko ( 2014-01-03 13:03:43 +0200 )edit

Thanks guys, glad to help out. Thank you for listening and understanding <3

Jaakko Roppola ( 2014-01-03 13:09:58 +0200 )edit

Landscape mode in Browser, keyboard and gestures will be part of the upcoming release.

bijjal ( 2014-01-27 14:21:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-24 20:07:21 +0200

lbt gravatar image

We're thinking about it :)
This non-answer just stops vote questions from clogging up the 'Unanswered' section

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well, it's a pretty vital feature.. For instance, viewing youtube videos isn't the same in portrait mode..

nander ( 2013-12-27 16:47:19 +0200 )edit

FWIW I created another feature request specifically for video streaming:

Bale ( 2013-12-28 22:05:26 +0200 )edit

Browser is probably the app that would benefit most for it. Messages can at least be read in portrait, some websites cannot

Artem ( 2013-12-29 05:04:25 +0200 )edit

The whole UI experience (UX) would be greatly improved of system-level Landscape mode.

foss4ever ( 2013-12-29 15:29:05 +0200 )edit

While Jolla is bigger than the N9 and thus portrait-mode typing is easier, I still by far prefer landscape typing. When in the future smaller Sailfish-devices appear (I find Jolla way too big!) portrait-typing becomes even more troublesome.

Fuzzillogic ( 2013-12-29 16:55:10 +0200 )edit

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