Rotate single application

Alexander Chemeris alexander.chemeris at
Thu Nov 27 01:04:03 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 2:39 AM, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler
<raster at> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 01:43:49 +0300 "Alexander Chemeris"
> <Alexander.Chemeris at> babbled:
>> 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. :)
> you will need to make the app itself handle its own rotated drawing. it's up to
> the app.

That's what I expected.
I wonder why there are still no such feature in illume. A handful of
want this.

Alexander Chemeris.

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