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[Feature request] Landscape support when tilted to the right [released]

asked 2014-04-24 16:03:17 +0300

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updated 2014-07-25 11:39:05 +0300

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While most Android apps and some 3rd party Sailfish apps supports landscape mode in both sides, the official Jolla apps that supports landscape mode, only support it if you tilt the phone to the right.

However as a left-handed user I tend to tilt the phone to the right when I want use an app in landscape and I therefore suggest support for landscape mode in both sides, also when you tilt the phone to the right.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by ssahla
close date 2015-02-23 13:22:18.556088


I think the "only to the left" landscape was a decision by the design team.

ApB ( 2014-04-24 16:21:27 +0300 )edit

I don't like this. The phone, like Symbian phones, has two orientations: portrait (top is the side near the speaker) and landscape (top is the side containing the volume rocker). Adding a second landscape orientation is useless and makes it impossible, for example, to display images upside down (unless you put the phone on a horizontal surface).

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2014-04-24 18:42:47 +0300 )edit

How's that a design restriction?

You can of course have a left/right handed mode.

Simply add it to the orientation selection list. Portrait, Dynamic left, Dynamic right, left, right. Easy, isn't it?

MoritzJT ( 2014-04-24 21:26:39 +0300 )edit

Agreed, and its not just a matter of right/left-handity. If you have a case on your phone that has this cover flap or whatever there (like i do), it always opens to the left. Therefore it should have landscape also to the right, if the phone is used on a surface, such as a table, it can kind of lean to the case flap there.

Mortzago ( 2014-04-24 21:32:50 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-23 00:46:03 +0300

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updated 2015-02-23 13:26:34 +0300

This has been implemented in, Saapunki. From the release notes:

Allows inverted landscape orientation for landscape-enabled apps

(Answer edited, was originally "I think this has been implemented... ? Reopen if I'm wrong.")

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Is this " I think this has been implemented"really the accepted answer to this Q and a reason for it been closed? Why didn't you specify any sources, no links to announcements or orher Q:s,here in TJC that say so, no info abt apps that this actually works and for which it does not. In which sw release this has been implemented or are you just guessing? Did you even test this yourself?

foss4ever ( 2015-02-23 12:05:07 +0300 )edit

No, this is not the accepted answer or the reason for closing. I closed as "released in a software update", not as "answered".

And yes, I tested, and noticed that landscape support works both ways in Email, Messages, Notes and Browser. Therefore I thought that this must have been implemented at some point, don't know which version. I guess I should have included this in my answer, sorry for being vague.

ssahla ( 2015-02-23 12:13:55 +0300 )edit

@jjaone, I added proper info to the answer.

ssahla ( 2015-02-23 13:21:45 +0300 )edit

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