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Topic # 154412 27-Oct-2014 11:05
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I am a relative novice with Android devices.  I use an el cheapo 10.1 tablet (Thomson - http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?CatalogCategoryID=SdMKBTFxm3oAAAE_kIY8Bz4c&ProductUUID=HI0KBTFxIIUAAAFH_lNoqEVF&JumpTo=OfferList) as a name greeting board at the airport.  The app used is taxii pro.  Android version is 4.2.2.  All I want to do is use taxii pro to display a name when greeting pax - I don't use this tablet for anything else currently.

As with other Android hardware this unit auto-senses its orientation based on gravity - to display in either portrait or landscape orientation.  I always hold the unit so it displays landscape orientation but the display is very slow to change to landscape from portrait. 

Is there any easy way to force the display to permanently use landscape orientation?  Looking through settings (device display and taxii pro in manage apps) I cannot find anything that seems likely to do this.  Changing this for the device is OK but I would prefer to change it just for the app if possible.

Google searches show a number of options but all revolve around the androidmanifest file.  I am looking for something simpler than this with no file editing involved. 

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  Reply # 1162859 27-Oct-2014 11:14
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So there's nothing about screen rotation anywhere? Think I have a tablet with 4.2.2, will hunt it down and have a look.




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  Reply # 1162863 27-Oct-2014 11:25
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This tablet has Auto-rotate screen in the display settings both in the settings app and the quick settings from the notification bar.




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  Reply # 1162891 27-Oct-2014 12:29
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BigHammer: This tablet has Auto-rotate screen in the display settings both in the settings app and the quick settings from the notification bar.


There is nothing in display settings - just Brightness, Wallpaper, Sleep, Daydream, Font Size and Gsensor Calibration.  The Notification Bar Auto-rotate option is constantly 'On' - I have changed this only to find it is back on again later.

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  Reply # 1162898 27-Oct-2014 12:45
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There are several apps that take care of this area.

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  Reply # 1162900 27-Oct-2014 12:48
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Perhaps set up a toggle widget on the home screen to turn the setting off on each time you start up? Might be your only option if there is no firmware update available which fixes the glitch.




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  Reply # 1162901 27-Oct-2014 12:50
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gzt: There are several apps that take care of this area.


Yes, there probably is an app that will disable auto rotation on startup.




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Reply # 1162949 27-Oct-2014 13:42
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gzt: There are several apps that take care of this area.


Thanks gzt - found 'Set Orientation' app eventually.  The problem with Play Store is that any search returns so many hits it is difficult to find exactly what you want in the results.

This changes the tablet as a whole.  I suppose that to set this up for a particular app, the app itself would have to do this.

Many thanks to all.  I am becoming a little bit less of an Android newbie wink

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