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[feature-request] Orientation-Lock as Quick-Toggle Option [released]

asked 2014-10-11 09:34:12 +0300

mgbler gravatar image

updated 2016-10-26 15:24:03 +0300

jiit gravatar image

Hi, there are already questions related to orientation lock behavior and Android compatibility:

What I would like to have is:

  1. a pinable shorthand setting, so that I don't have to go through two submenus
  2. a simple "lock" of the current orientation - no dropdown menu, slider or similar

I know that we have a shorthand orientation lock with tap-and-hold on the display while changing the orientation. But this is just a temporary lock, which is gone when you switch between apps (aka multitasking) or move your phone and change its orientation unintentionally.... °,..,°

Example (2nd row, 1st from right):


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The suggestion with "quick settings" in the notifications screen we have here: https://together.jolla.com/question/4568/settings-quick-switches-favourites-available-easier/?answer=8791#post-id-8791

torcida ( 2014-10-14 11:29:45 +0300 )edit

it will be good to make any of the settings available under different submenus favoritable. eg: silence sounds.

User ( 2014-10-17 04:50:38 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-11 10:26:13 +0300

ossi1967 gravatar image

updated 2014-10-11 10:27:15 +0300

The orientation lock shorthand (tap while you turn the device) works for both native and Android applications - at least where I use it. Do you have issues with it?

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yes, i do: when you use tap-to-lock the lock is gone after you switch between apps or shake your phone.... ;-(

mgbler ( 2014-10-11 10:37:55 +0300 )edit

Than this lock needs to be fixed..

XiliX ( 2014-10-11 11:24:16 +0300 )edit

I can't deny that the tap-to-lock function comes handy sometimes. But it isn't a replacement for a permanent orientation lock...

mgbler ( 2014-10-11 14:35:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-25 20:47:25 +0300

MoritzJT gravatar image

With orientation lock toggle now implemented in SailfishOS - I have to say it's a good first step in the right direction. Thank you so far!

On large screens, SailfishOS already unlocks free rotation into portrait, landscape and both their reversed states.

I heard the Jolla Tablet is regarded large screen, while the Jolla Phone is regarded small screen and doesn't enable free rotation by default, however this seems to be down to a non-user-accesible setting that can luckily be patched for now. Talking Choice here dear Jolla)

@coderus luckily provides one of the necessary patches to enable system-wide free rotation here: https://together.jolla.com/question/58556/feature-request-orientation-lock-as-quick-toggle-option/

Now I don't know about the orientation lock toggle behavior on large screens (on the Tablet) but on the phone the behavior is certainly broken if I understand English even half as good as I imagine. I - and hopefully most of you will agree - would not group an orientation state like portrait with its reverse state into a lockable state BY DEFAULT. Nothing against choice ;-)

Portrait is portrait, not portrait and reverse portrait! The same for the landscape states.

The lock toggle doesn't lock a state right now, it locks groups of states namely the currently set one and its reverse state.

While there certainly are useful situations for this, it feels odd and annoying as default behavior as it lets us users who enjoy free rotation one the phone run into issues e.g. with taking calls (hello this is speaker, hello this is mic) and many more use cases.

So please Jolla fix this quickly - it can't be that much work.

Provide a setting for choice! A toggle between expected behavior (lock each single state) or grouping of orientation states while using orientation lock.

Now that I got this written down.

Why on earth is Alien Dalvik not following free rotation? Come on ;-) Where is its connection buried?


And thanks for all the fish!

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answered 2014-10-14 04:22:29 +0300

fishegg gravatar image

a plugin made by gexc may help you. https://openrepos.net/content/gexc/orientation-control-plugin

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thank you, this is a good start. I will clarify my question that a simple lock ist needed, no slider or similar.. :)

mgbler ( 2014-10-14 09:19:08 +0300 )edit

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