Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

For the use with a neoprene bracelet for running, I would like to quickly lock my Milestone 1@Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 to landscape mode. All widgets that disable auto orientation seem to cause the phone to switch back to portrait.

I could achieve that by disabling 0°/180°/270° in the settings, but I would like an easier solution with a widget.

share|improve this question
Which widgets have you tried that didn't work? I know Rotation Locker, for example, has a widget that's designed to lock whatever your current orientation is when pressed. – eldarerathis Jun 27 '12 at 15:27
Sorry, somehow I overlooked this comment. Yes, Rotation Locker works. Thanks! – mcandril Jul 11 '12 at 8:26

Rotation Locker says that it supports this:

  • Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options.

For doing this quickly, it does also include a widget to lock whatever your current orientation is:

  • A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current orientation is. (Useful for reverse landscape for example).
share|improve this answer
Fantastic! An app for everything... :) – Evil Angel Jul 13 '12 at 18:17
I have attached its launcher icon to Notification Bar using Widgetsoid. Now, I can lock the orientation from within an app. No need to screw Home Launcher. – Evil Angel Jul 13 '12 at 18:25
Add this tip to answer if you think that it can be useful to someone. – Evil Angel Jul 13 '12 at 18:26

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.