Questions concerning the integrated gyroscope sensor. For issues with auto-rotation, please use the 'auto-rotation' tag instead.

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Portrait and landscape modes use different background images, yet when orientation changes, the background is stretched, not changed as expected [closed]

I am trying to create an app with different background images when in portrait vs landscape mode on a fullscreen activity, but, it always uses the background image from the portrait layout for both. ...
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Adjust the default orientation on an Android tablet

So here's the low down: my tablet has this rather annoying feature where its default orientation for profile is set so that the power button is on the bottom. Because of this, I have accidentally ...
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Forcing landscape orientation when phone is upside down

When lying on the bed with my head on the pillow, I basically can't use my (mi4) phone: if I hold it upright, it goes to regular portrait mode and it's not aligned with my eyes (my head is on the ...
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init.svc.orientationd keep on restarting

Although I am not doing anything with the phone, leaving it on the table, the following system service keep restarting about every 1-3 seconds. You can see this by repeatedly checking getprop ...
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Force portrait mode on device

I have an Android PC with root out-of-box connected to an external monitor (HDMI & USB) that always displays in landscape, even though my app specifies portrait in the activity declaration in ...
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How can I manually set screen orientation and determine why auto-rotate is not working?

Nexus 7 (2013 with lollipop) will no longer auto-rotate. it appears as though it may be a hardware problem, because if I try to play a a driving game that uses the orientation sensors it constantly ...
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Is there are way to change Android's default screen orientation?

I have a general purpose Android computer that has no sensors. It requires an external monitor to view output via HDMI. It always displays in landscape unless the app running specifies portrait. ...
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Why Android device screen rotate only in Portrait and Landscape orientation?

I have android device LG E400 which has only two types of orientation first one is Portrait and Second is Landscape. It works on 90° Orientation(Left Landscape), 270° Orientation (Right landscape). ...
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Force Portrait Screen Rotation in MS Remote Desktop App

I'm using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client v8.0.11.25133 to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host (Terminal) Server. I want to force the RDP session to display in Portrait ...
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How to restrict tablet screen orientation?

I want to restrict my tablet to launch at specific screen orientation like landscape. I'm taking here about the whole tablet not a specific app, and for sure I'm not taking about locking off the Auto ...
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Change orientation whithout accelerometer

I didn't notice when I brough this phone the lack of accelerometer. And now is an ordeal to read/see certain apps and webpages. Is there a way to do this? I'm looking for a solution that works ootb ...
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How to change Android default-natural orientation?

I have my device running android Jellybean 4.2.2 with Landscape as the default/natural orientation. How can I change the default/natural orientation of the same to portrait? Here is what I have ...
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My dialer's in-call experience is sideways

Okay... something really weird that just started happening. Before getting into the details, my phone is an AT&T Galaxy S3. I'm running AOKP build aokp_d2att_jb-mr2_milestone-1. The in-call ...
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Is there a video player that supports the orientation flag?

My camera takes videos that save the orientation of the video. I'd like to have them play with the correct orientation on my phone. Is there a player (paid or free) that does this?
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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD HDMI Portrait Mode

I have Razr Maxx HD with a broken screen and partially functioning digitizer. I am attempting some data recovery. I have an HDMI cable and monitor, and I have a USB OTG hub on order (for mouse ...
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Nexus 7: Compass drifts over time

When I use apps like Google Maps on my Nexus 7, I find that the compass drifts, with the indicated direction rotating counterclockwise over time (from north to west to south to east). As a result, I ...
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Android screen rotation takes too long to get triggered

When I rotate my screen to 90 degrees, the screen rotates but it takes 3 seconds to start rotating. (This doesn't mean it rotates for 3 seconds. This means it waits 3 secs to starting rotation.) Can ...
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Horizontal calibration and Gyroscope calibration is not working on Samsung Galaxy S2

Whenever I go into the calibration for the accelerometer and gyroscope, the blue dot is not moving around for the accelerometer and for the gyroscope. Also, all of the auto screen rotation functions ...
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map physical button to auto-rotate switch in android?

I would like to map the auto-rotate lock toggle/switch/setting to a physical button in a device. how do I do that? On the linux side of android, in linux/input.h, there are different KEY events, ...
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Accelerometer, Orientation failded to start : Unknown error

I am having Motorola Milestone xt720 (android 2.1) in which orientation doesn't work automatically but if i enabled it and if the screen is in landscape mode then it continuously remain in ...
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Lock screen orientation on Nexus 4

Is there a shortcut to lock the screen orientation on the Nexus 4 with android 4.2.1? I read you can swipe down from the top right corner on the Nexus 7 but haven't found any info for the 4.
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How do I change Android screen orientation via simulating acceleration? [closed]

I have developed an app and I need to test it. I have borrowed some devices from my friends and bought a few. Now problem is that I want to test it in both landscape mode and portrait mode but I don't ...
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How did I get my Nexus 7 homescreen into landscape?

I was playing around on my Nexus 7 today and somehow ended up in a landscape version of the homescreen. I haven't downloaded any apps that mess with it like Ultimate Rotation Control, or rooted it or ...
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How to quickly lock screen to landscape?

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 ...
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How can I force Chrome Beta to display in landscape mode?

The default Android internet browser has an option in the settings to always display webpages in landscape orientation. Is there any way to do the same in Chrome Beta? I keep my auto-rotation off, but ...
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How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen

On the Acer Iconia A200, when you change the orientation of the screen, the function of the volume rocker flips. In landscape mode, with the volume rocker on the right side and at the top, you find ...
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Kindle fire CM7 barebones: how can I get the home screen into portrait mode?

I recently installed the latest (2/9/2012) build of cyanogen mod 7 for my kindle fire. I can't figure out how to get the home screen into a portrait orientation. It defaults to landscape and doesn't ...
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How to disable virtual keyboard when in landscape mode?

I have a Droid 2 (on Gingerbread); The device has a physical keyboard. I use virtual keyboard in portrait mode sometimes, but never in landscape mode (since I have physical keyboard.) Is there a way ...
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DLNA app that supports output orientation?

On the Samsung Galaxy S2 is a DLNA client / server application called AllShare. This can direct audio, video and images to a DLNA consumer on the network the phone is on. In my case, this happens to ...
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How is the default screen orientation in android specified?

On android phones, the orientation typically defaults to portrait. When you disable auto-rotation, the screen will always remain in a portrait mode. On android tablets, the orientation typically ...
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How to change screen orientation of my samsung froyo device

Any one knows how to change device orientation, from portrait to landscape. I'm new here, thanks in advanced for any help! :)
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Screen orientation on Samsung Galaxy 9000

When I have my samsung galaxy 9000 (with Android 2.2) on a flat surface (table) and start an application, then the application is shown in landscape mode, even when the start/home screen was in ...