Do you have your screen orientation locked?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nepalisherpa, Sep 3, 2011.

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Do you lock your screen orientation?

  1. Locked/Landscape

    33.7%
  2. Locked/Portrait

    19.3%
  3. Unlocked

    47.0%
  1. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    #1
    Just wondering how many of you keep your screen orientation locked most of the time! I have mine locked to Landscape mode (home button on the left) all the time. I hardly get out of this mode. Applications that do not support this mode automatically use Portrait mode so I never have to bother unlocking/switching.
     
  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601

    Moyank24

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    #2
    Mine is always locked on landscape mode as well.
     
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    #3
    I don't keep mine locked although I do like the landscape orientation more.
     
  4. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

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    #4
    I also have mine locked in landscape most of the time. Whether the home button is on the left or right generally depends on if I'm using headphones or just the built-in speaker.
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

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    #5
    I always keep mine unlocked unless I'm reading something in iBooks/Safari. In those cases I lock the orientation to however I'm reading it that way if I shift positions, my screen doesn't go all over the place.
     
  6. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

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    #6
    I always keep mine locked in portrait unless I'm watching Netflix/HDMovies.
     
  7. X5-452 macrumors 6502

    X5-452

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    #7
    I never lock mine unless I'm laying in bed with it. In those instances I lock in portrait mode so I can lay on my side.
     
  8. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    #8
    I find portrait to be easier to type on and read websites on, feels like a magazine or something. I always have mine locked this way.
     
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020

    BergerFan

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    #9
    I lock the orientation, to suit the moment. So I guess you can file that under 'unlocked'. :D
     
  10. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I use it in landscape unless an app only works in portrait (I hate that!), but I only lock it in bed.
     
  11. bufffilm macrumors 601

    bufffilm

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    #11
    i keep it unlocked.

    read pdfs, ibooks, magazines in portrait mode, movies and web-browsing in landscape mode. i do temporary lock it in portrait when i use it during my commute since my hand position changes a lot. i have the rotation lock configured to a simple gesture (one of the advantages of JBing) so it's very easy to toggle the lock.
     
  12. ndrosubiyanto macrumors member

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    #12
    Unlocked

    Stay unlocked all time sir. I prefer portrait mode :eek:
     
  13. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Mine is almost always locked in portrait mode which is why I can't wait for the new split keyboad in iOS 5, because typing in portrait mode is a mess.
     
  14. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a

    nightfly13

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    #14
    Need more options

    For me I'm really about equal in all 3 options, wholly dependent on the App. Didn't vote... and I love to vote in MR polls :)
     
  15. Applepi macrumors 6502a

    Applepi

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    #15
    Normally keep it locked in portrait unless I'm watching movies.
     
  16. bufffilm macrumors 601

    bufffilm

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    #16
    the split keyboard was mainly designed to assist users who have their tablet in landscape mode and use both thumbs to type. i don't think you're going to find a major benefit if are going to use it in portrait mode.
     
  17. skittles90623 macrumors regular

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    #17
    mine's also locked in landscape. i do like portrait better for typing, however.
     
  18. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    #18
    Really? Why do I think I saw a video of someone using it to type with their thumbs in portrait mode? Can anyone running a developer version of iOS 5 confirm or deny this? Thanks.
     
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    #19
    The split keyboard in iOS 5 is best in portrait mode because you can use two thumbs. I have it in front of me.
     
  20. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    #20
    Split keyboard works in both landscape and portrait mode.

    I keep mine unlocked. I like mail and most websites in landscape, but Reeder I prefer to portrait. I don't find it a hindrance to rotate it in my hands...
     
  21. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    #21
    unlocked 90% of the time, don't mind it switching unless really trying to get some work done
     
  22. NZed macrumors 65816

    NZed

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  23. ruvil macrumors regular

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  24. Blakjack macrumors 68000

    Blakjack

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    #24
    Don't keep it locked, but I never use portrait.
     
  25. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    #25
    always locked; but depend on location and apps used:

    e.g. Safari portrait-locked;
    mail, mind mapper, Numbers, hulu mainly landscape-locked
     

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