Orientation locking option



  • That's self-explanatory. Some browsers offered this option on iOS, don't know if that's the case on Android. In any case, it shouldn't be hard to implement 🙂



  • Isn't orientation locking usually done at the OS level?



  • @lonm Yes, it is.



  • @LonM Yes, but some apps offer the possibility to set it for that app alone



  • If there would be a setting to only rotate to landscape for videos and pictures, I see the sense of implementing that on the app level.

    But for the standard autorotate / lock orientation setting, I do not see why the system setting is not doing this well enough.



  • @saimondo said in Orientation locking option:

    If there would be a setting to only rotate to landscape for videos and pictures, I see the sense of implementing that on the app level.

    Wouldn't that break the flow of the page sometimes?

    @saimondo said in Orientation locking option:

    But for the standard autorotate / lock orientation setting, I do not see why the system setting is not doing this well enough.

    I guess it depends on how you use the apps and of personal preference (don't so many things in vivaldi?).
    For instance, I have my OS configured to switch orientation according to the way the phone / tablet is being used. This lets me take advantage of the maximum screen space possible when seeing photos, regardless of their orientation (I just flip the device and the photo / video takes up most of the screen).
    However, and because my reader app lets me do that, I configured it to always display in portrait, like a book page. This lets me read even when I'm laying on my side, on the couch, for instance, without the page switching orientation on me.



  • Isn't fullscreen video overriding the orientation setting anyway? I am not sure about photographs though.


 

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