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Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

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Commissioner
Message 31 of 59
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Message 31 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

Why Xperia's Z5 Compact home launcher doesn't support screen rotation of menu?


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Moderator
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Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

@mrnino As we have heard, it is because it doesn't have a dock so perhaps that's why.



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Commissioner
Message 33 of 59
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Message 33 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

it's just software, it could be done if they want. i use to use my previous z3 compact many times in landscape mode (didn't own dock) but now looks for me like step back - hae latest phone, but "oldest" launer. i know therepre planty of launchers in google play. i've tested about 8-9 launchers for myself, but for me xperia home is best one, it's just simply to control, this is just one big feature i miss. hope with 6.0 there will be this option allowed Slightly smiling Face


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Apprentice
Message 34 of 59
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Message 34 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

You don't need a new launcher or an update. I've updated to of my home screen, which I've optimised for landscape use in the car. There is a guide on this thread, which I'd suggest trying as a workaround.
Apprentice
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Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

*I've updated two of my home screens* that should read
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Learner
Message 36 of 59
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Message 36 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

Please rotate setting back again in newer Xperia Home Versions
Sage
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Message 37 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

Bring back autorotation, please.

Rookie
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Message 38 of 59

Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?

My Z5 premium did have the option and it rotated nicely before the Marshmallow update
Enthusiast
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Re: Xperia Home Auto Rotate?


@sgiesen78 wrote:

Just noticed that's not possible any more to enable the auto rotation of the Xperia Home? Just got the option to choose between big and small symbols ?!


Is there any reason the M5 does not have the icon size choise?

Sage
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Message 40 of 59

Xperia Z5 home screen rotation unsupported

I am opening a thread here in this section, although I left a post in the home screen section too, because local support wrote me this thing is related to Z5 family.

 

 

Briefly... Some months ago I opened a case to bring back the home screen rotation to Z5 family. My, usually unuseful and unhelpful, Italian local support told me to wait for Marshmallow and report back. 

 

Saturday i wrote them that, despite the Marshmallow update, home screen's rotation haven't found it's way back. They replied that that function is impossible to write. I work in IT since 25 years and I am always been told that in computer programming nothing is impossible.

 

Besides, rotation is very useful when the phone is connected to a discrete screen by MHL so please, would you bring it back like on Z3?

 

 

 

Just for the record, I'm attaching the response I get from local support. I would not to start a fight but I think that our local support should start to listen to costumer request, rather than try to loose clients at all the cost.

 

Con la presente La informiamo che purtroppo anche dopo l'aggiornamento alla versione 6.0 di Android non c'è la possibilità che la scherma home venga ruotata. Questa è una funzione del sistema operativo e vale per tutti i modelli Z5 compact, non solo per il Suo. Siamo spiacenti ma in questo caso non possiamo intervenire.

La preghiamo di contattare il Supporto Sony Xperia nel caso abbia bisogno di ulteriore assistenza. Consultando regolarmente il nostro sito può' tenersi sempre aggiornato sulle nostre novità.