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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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iPhone Screen won't rotate in new Facebook app (merged)

Just downloaded the new FB app. When I tilt my iPhone (4s) the screen does not rotate. It's like the orientation is locked (but it's not). Other apps rotate fine. Anyone else see this issue?
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Same for me. Either a bug or a 'feature'.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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It was noted in an article I read that they disabled it for faster performance since it was not used very much. Still works on the iPad tho.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Disabled it? Seriously???? But we need it to rotate to horizontal to type! That makes NO sense and I hope it is just a (mac)Rumor.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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It was noted in an article I read that they disabled it for faster performance since it was not used very much. Still works on the iPad tho.
Sounds fair enough. I always used it in portrait anyway, the landscape mode felt awkward.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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I didn't realise it was that big of a deal. Shame for those who use it but I bet they'll add it in again at some point.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:56 AM   #7
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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE say it ain't so!

These hands can barely type in landscape, typing in portrait is not an option.

If this is true I will no longer be FB'ing from my iPhone or iPod. This is tragic!
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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When you view the pictures.. It rotates..
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE say it ain't so!

These hands can barely type in landscape, typing in portrait is not an option.

If this is true I will no longer be FB'ing from my iPhone or iPod. This is tragic!
Calm down kiddo. It isn't the end of the world.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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LOL!

I wouldn't even use it if most of my clients didn't feel it necessary to contact me exclusively through FB.

They're just going to have to find another way. ;-)
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:59 AM   #11
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Give feedback through the app store link (bug report, not review)... only way they'll know.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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No biggie for me either.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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m.facebook.com?

Facebook fumbles another one, it seems.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 09:51 AM   #14
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m.facebook.com?

Facebook fumbles another one, it seems.
Bigger fumble....going to Friends > search no longer brings up options to search 'pages' and 'everyone'.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 10:46 AM   #15
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I've semi fixed it, still working on it.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 10:54 AM   #16
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Yeah the feature is gone,but I don't think many iPhone users used it anyway. It always annoyed me...
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 02:26 PM   #17
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What do we want... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I'm typing this... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I prefer to see half of everyones's photos, especially outdoor and family shots... how half of them were shot... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what just about every other app does... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what FB needs to fix... LANDSCAPE.

When do we want it... NOW.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 02:29 PM   #19
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I am fine with this, I never used my phone in landscape in the facebook app.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 02:39 PM   #20
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Doesn't bother me as I never type in landscape and if it helps FB be faster then I'm glad its gone.

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What do we want... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I'm typing this... LANDSCAPE.

Guess how I prefer to see half of everyones's photos, especially outdoor and family shots... how half of them were shot... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what just about every other app does... LANDSCAPE.

Guess what FB needs to fix... LANDSCAPE.

When do we want it... NOW.
Photos will still rotate to landscape....
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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I generally do type in landscape. This is where having a smaller screen really sucks. In the old facebook app i would have to constantly scroll up to check my typing (nsted of tpng lke evr1 els on fb). A larger (read, wider) screen would help eleviate this since you would have more vertical real estate in landscape typing.

Anyway yeah, this is just how the new facebook app is. No landscape. I'm bummed we don't have the option, but in all honesty the new app is a lot better and if that's the trade off then I'll take it.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 04:36 PM   #22
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I always type in portrait. To me it's faster.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:20 PM   #23
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i can see my future FB comments.... OK, RYT, I'gree, yup, sure, c u, tnx

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:42 PM   #24
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Bigger fumble....going to Friends > search no longer brings up options to search 'pages' and 'everyone'.
if you type the 'page' / non friend user name in the search box above the Left-side menu, you can access pages. Click on the "All" to bring up user/friend and owner posts...
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:31 AM   #25
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They better do it fast as it is very hard to read the messages in this format and rotation of the screen was very convenient way.
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