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Android has a nifty feature to disable auto-rotation... Is there some sort of gesture or key combination to rotate your screen? (Say I am in a browser and want to rotate). The idea is to be on auto-rotate = off (mostly desired) and manually change the orientation when needed without exiting the application (preferably).


I just realized how unclear my original post was, I corrected it now to be more clear.

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I use Quick Settings and there's an option to toggle auto-rotate. I have it so the shortcut to Quick Settings lives in my Notification bar so to toggle it requires a swipe, two taps and the back button to toggle it and get back to the app I was in.

If you wanted to reduce this down to tap home, toggle, tap return if you use QuickDesk which lets you put widgets on it's popup launcher.

I'm sure you could probably set it up as a sortcut in Gesture Launcher but I never had any luck with that app. All it does is force close for me.

Edit: Sorry, misread you question. I don't know of any app that does that and I looked around but came up empty. Personally, that would actually be the ideal behavior of the screen orientation and while I'd have no idea how to make it, it can't be that hard. I'd recommend asking around at the XDA forum. Hopefully someone there may know or maybe one of the devs there will make an app to do it.

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Yea toggling manual/auto is fine. I just want to change the orientation. In other words if I am in manual mode and in portrait and I need to go to landscape (and stick there). –  Dmitriy Likhten Oct 27 '10 at 19:35
Ohhh, now I understand. That would actually be very cool. I'm not aware of anything and I couldn't find anything. I'm no dev but it seems to me it couldn't be that hard to write app to do this. You may want to start asking around in the xda forums and maybe someone will make it. –  Matt Oct 27 '10 at 21:26
Can you please edit your answer so I can accept it. –  Dmitriy Likhten Dec 9 '10 at 19:34
All done. Sorry I couldn't come up with an answer. If you find one, report back because I'd love to have such an app. –  Matt Dec 9 '10 at 19:46
Where you ever able to find an answer to this or are you still using work arounds? –  Matt Mar 28 '11 at 14:05
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