10-18-2013 03:48 PM
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  1. mrcraggle's Avatar
    While we've all wanted rotation lock since the beginning of WPs life, the implementation is poor and just too strict. You can lock it to either be in portrait, or left/right landscape. With regards to the landscape option, why would anyone bother with that? WPs landscape support has always been terrible despite proper Windows 8 being used on widescreen displays. I avoid landscape in most apps because just rotating a portrait simply doesn't work if you use a large font for a pivot so you end up with a large amount of text on screen and very little else. Now most of us are likely to use the lock with portrait so we can lay in bed and read stuff etc but without a quick toggle, it becomes a jarring experience for when you do need to to view content in landscape such as taking a photograph or viewing photos as these are currently stay locked.

    The settings within Windows Phone 8 is also getting out of hand. It's a real mess and despite using WP7 since Feb 2011, I still have no idea where a majority of things are. Anything relating to the screen should all be condensed into a single page rather than 1 option for multiple pages.
    Ishan Pandya, tgr42 and eruptflail like this.
    10-14-2013 05:53 PM
  2. matro's Avatar
    I love Windows Phone, anyway I cannot be more agreed with you.
    10-14-2013 06:04 PM
  3. fwaits's Avatar
    I'm hoping they will throw a more granular version of it in the new "control panel/notification center implementation with 8.1. It definitely needs to be more easily accessed to be practical.
    10-14-2013 06:10 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    The settings within Windows Phone 8 is also getting out of hand. It's a real mess and despite using WP7 since Feb 2011, I still have no idea where a majority of things are.
    I've always thought that about the Settings menu in WP8. It's a jumbled disorganized nightmare.
    10-14-2013 06:13 PM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    Right now I would consider it a stopgap until whatever solution they really want is possible (maybe in a notification center like fwaits said).
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-14-2013 06:15 PM
  6. Samst22's Avatar
    I'm hoping for some sort of quick settings in 8.1, or at least be able to pin toggles to the start screen for various settings.
    10-14-2013 06:16 PM
  7. Adretheon's Avatar
    I've always thought that about the Settings menu in WP8. It's a jumbled disorganized nightmare.
    Indeed, at least make them sorted by alphabet.
    siriustds and greynightshirt like this.
    10-14-2013 06:16 PM
  8. Adretheon's Avatar
    I've never understood the need for rotation lock in the first place. Mainly cause I have no trouble at all using my phone in bed.
    Acryion likes this.
    10-14-2013 06:18 PM
  9. jobinthomas's Avatar
    Yes at least sort them alphabetically. Very thankful to have gdr3 today. You're absolutely right though, the settings menu is getting out of hand

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    10-14-2013 06:27 PM
  10. MyNL822's Avatar
    I'm hoping they make some quick on/off setting available in the volume quick settings, something like in iOS 6(haven't used iOS 7) you double tap the home button and you of course see your multitasking, but when you swipe right you can press screen rotation on or off.
    10-14-2013 06:35 PM
  11. Butiulca Tudor's Avatar
    I found a bug, if auto rotate screen is off when you go to settings - about phone the screen will still rotate, it's only me ? I am using samsung ativ s
    10-14-2013 07:07 PM
  12. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Yeah, now that we have a lock, it makes me want an exceptions list like "Photos" and "Internet Explorer". I do almost everything in Portrait, but photos and IE should always autorotate just to be useful with their content. Not sure how to feel about this setting, but it definitely feels incomplete.

    Oh, and I totally agree about Settings. The disorganization of it is really becoming aggravating.
    10-14-2013 07:17 PM
  13. Jupast's Avatar
    Maybe eventually they'll organize settings under Tiled categories, there's really no need for certain things to be separated the way they are now.
    10-14-2013 08:04 PM
  14. ItsMcDiddles's Avatar
    I can't agree more. Its a big mess. But I still love it.

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    10-14-2013 08:08 PM
  15. AngryNil's Avatar
    This is either the Windows Phone team being completely out of it (sadly possible), but I'd sooner bet that they've already developed a quick settings interface for a future release and this is pretty much a back-port to get the feature out there.
    a5cent likes this.
    10-14-2013 08:09 PM
  16. tgp's Avatar
    I've never understood the need for rotation lock in the first place. Mainly cause I have no trouble at all using my phone in bed.
    Do you have a long neck and turn your head upright, perpendicular to the rest of your otherwise prone body?
    James8561, phander and piyushj like this.
    10-14-2013 08:18 PM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    I also dont care for having rotation lock and although it seems like the implementation was slightly off...people are still complaining lol. Meh, we can only hope the option to pin settings sections to start or a notification center type will be available 8.1.
    10-14-2013 08:36 PM
  18. bradleyj's Avatar
    I like Windows Phone, but a quick access menu is sorely missing. WebOS was more advanced than WP in many ways and it died a long time ago.

    WP's best hope is that it basically be becomes WinRT, which has a much better interface.
    10-14-2013 09:20 PM
  19. lkishor's Avatar
    I looked a bit after locking the rotation lock in portrait mode, 2 things I noticed were wrong, First camera was not locked, and had UI issue in Right Landscape orientation, also the about section under setting was free to have any orientation.
    Currently using Nokia L 520, With GDR3, Happy that I am able to preview it, While some folks and f**ls were saying that it won't get GDR3 and Bitter Sweet Shimmer.
    10-14-2013 09:37 PM
  20. SwimSwim's Avatar
    The fact we have a setting at all is long over-due and a great start, but I agree. All commonly accessed settings are really hard to find and involve digging through the settings menu to access. It's really annoying, we need something akin to Apple's Control Center (yes, I know Android came up with the concept first before anyone tries to patronize me).

    Windows Phone is an awesome OS, and things like GDR3 only make it better, but man, they really need to pick up the pace here. I know Microsoft has always liked to take things slow, but in this fast moving, mobile internet driven world, there's no time for stagnation. They need to act, and they need to act now.
    Joe920 and James8561 like this.
    10-14-2013 09:53 PM
  21. Nik Rolls's Avatar
    I'm hoping they make some quick on/off setting available in the volume quick settings, something like in iOS 6(haven't used iOS 7) you double tap the home button and you of course see your multitasking, but when you swipe right you can press screen rotation on or off.
    Apple broke the ease-of-use of that feature in iOS 7. Now you have to go to your home screen and drag the settings pane up to change it; still quicker than Windows Phone, but not as quick as it used to be or as easy as Android.
    10-14-2013 10:32 PM
  22. Adretheon's Avatar
    Do you have a long neck and turn your head upright, perpendicular to the rest of your otherwise prone body?
    No, I lay on my side and I can use my phone at any angle. Even laying on my back holding the phone above my face doesn't cause any issue. You guys must be holding your phones wrong.
    tgp likes this.
    10-14-2013 10:36 PM
  23. psykojello's Avatar
    Do you have a long neck and turn your head upright, perpendicular to the rest of your otherwise prone body?
    rotfl :D

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4709669036754604&pid=1.7
    10-14-2013 10:42 PM
  24. Ishan Pandya's Avatar
    I agree with you. All the settings should be well organized.
    10-15-2013 01:14 AM
  25. j o e l's Avatar
    Pressing a volume button should also show toggles for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, rotation lock - in addition to the ring+vibrate toggle.

    Shouldn't be too hard.
    10-15-2013 01:22 AM
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