anyone else want landscape view to be possible all the time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vertigo78, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. vertigo78 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    I love using safari in landscape and it would be great if more apps had this option. Even the home screen.
  2. Amt macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    I think it'd be pretty awesome to be able to use the landscape view for the Springboard.
  3. timmypv15 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    Ive been hoping for it, but i think it might be a dead issue from apple.

    it would make texting even faster haha
  4. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    I really couldnt care less. I type so much slower in landscape mode. I use portrait mode so much that i am way faster at it. I find landscape mode to type in is so much harder.
    I'd actually prefer to not have it as an option because it would be messy and most likely buggy.
  5. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    what kind of person are you. You prefer not to have options.
  6. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    I would LOVE landscape text. The keyboard in Safari is so nice and roomy and I'm much faster with it.
  7. seattle macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    It would be nice to read Emails in landscape. I sometimes forget I am reading Email and try to switch to landscape.
  8. BigMac36 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    If Apple put the landscape view in every app, the accelerometer would kill the battery because then it would have to be on all the time.
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    YES. I agree with him that this is a bad option.

    Why? Because I often find the phone rotating when I didn't mean it to. Like, when I'm lounging on the sofa and I end up leaning a little bit too far and the whole screen changes.

    That's annoying, but it's worth putting up with it for things like 'Photos' in order to have screen rotating when I need it. So I just live with the annoyance because I get a benefit from having that ability in other situation. In other words, it's "worth it."

    What I DON'T want is more instances of screen rotating in cases where I get no benefit. You can not type quickly with 2 thumbs in landscape text mode. The ONLY thing it benefits are 1-finger typers.

    So this suggestion would annoy me (by adding more screen rotations) and benefit ONLY 1-finger typers (so it gains me nothing).

    Something that annoys me with no positive trade-off is something I'm going to say 'no thanks' to.

    This one I agree with. I'm not opposed to screen-rotating, I just think it needs to have a large benefit to make the trade-off worth it. Landscape keyboards don't have enough of a benefit. Wide-screen e-mails do.
  11. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I personally am not dying for more landcape-ness. I only want it there when it "makes sense".

    And I agree about the tilt-when-you-don't-want-to syndrome. I'd like a way to set the threshold, so that it only goes landscape when the phone is completely put sideways.
  12. maxxscholten macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    I would freaking love landscape to always be an option, but the 'battery draining' idea seems likely and pooey :(
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I could use Landscape mode in SMS... not because it will make me type fast but, instead because it will make it EASIER to hold the damn phone. Ever try texting with 2 thumbs while laying down... it's near impossible to keep a grip on the phone since your hands are so close together... I usually have to type with 1 finger when I lay down.
  14. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    London, UK
    Landscape texting = iRealSMS

    the demo is available though Cydia.. obv your iPhone needs to be unlocked

    its only a couple of quid to get the full version

    been using it about a month now, pretty good!
  15. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    I (would) rarely use landscape mode.

    Don't need it as an option either.
  16. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    some of these suggestions like "oh i prefer it NOT to be an option" are completely moronic.

    what the phone needs is a UNIVERSAL on or off mode for landscape mode which would apply to apps that can allow screen rotation in the first place. some apps already have this in their own options (like jaadu).
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. To me, the iPhone is much more uncomfortable when I hold it landscape. I prefer portrait.

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