Rotate single application

Alexander Chemeris Alexander.Chemeris at
Wed Nov 26 23:43:49 CET 2008


On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Bernd Prünster
<bernd.pruenster at> wrote:
> Alexander Chemeris schrieb:
>> Is there any possibility to rotate screen for a selected application?
>> Now I use "xrandr -o 1 && app && xrandr -o 0" to run application
>> in landscape mode, but this rotates screen for the whole system.
>> I rather want to rotate single application window.
> sure it is, just make shellscript which does the rotation, then launches
> the application an then rotates tzhe screen back. you can also change
> the keycode for the aux button just for one application in the same way!
> (just look at the scummvm wiki page if you want to have a good example!)

That's exactly what I'm doing - "xrandr -o 1 && app && xrandr -o 0"
But this change screen orientation for the whole X. If you tap on the
top, choose "Home", you'll see it also rotated. What I'm asking for
is an ability to rotate a single aplpication, leaving illume and other
apps in portrait orientation.

Btw, thanks for pointing to ScummVM, I should try this. :)

Alexander Chemeris.

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