Ideal screen rotation

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Wed Nov 4 14:07:26 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 01:55:29PM +0100, Helge Hafting wrote:
> > Have others already thought about this and devised solutions?
> > 
> > I think a good solution might involve the window manager - since the
> > window manager knows which app is at the front of the screen and so
> > could rotate the screen correctly for it (including enabling
> > autorotation for the apps where that makes sense).  Alternatively - at
> > least for e17 - an easily accessible gadget in the top shelf could
> > make it very simple to choose a specific orientation and to enable and
> > disable autorotation.
> The software that control rotation need to know if the foreground app
> should run in landscape, portrait or auto mode. (And perhaps the 
> upside-down variants as well.)

Or, what I think would be the proper way to do it, the application should
broadcast to dbus that it prefers no rotation, or one of the 4 possible
rotation states and omnewrotate could listen to such requests and
not rotate while there is such a message in the bus.


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