05-21-2015 10:01 PM
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  1. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Yes but when enabled it will take a separate background image for portrait and for landscape instead of just using the same image.
    04-18-2015 02:33 PM
  2. vish2801's Avatar
    As we have already seen that 8 inch devices will be having phone UI, it would be necessary to have a landscape mode for such devices. I wonder if MS would allow smaller screen devices having landscape mode.
    04-18-2015 03:05 PM
  3. WinCoffee's Avatar
    I would love that! I usually use my phone in landscape if it's possible.
    I hope MS could make everything in landscape mode too. Nothing bad about having options! ^^
    Vicky Krishnatrai likes this.
    04-18-2015 03:09 PM
  4. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Yes, I would like to have this as an option... But I wonder how the background image would adapt.
    04-18-2015 04:16 PM
  5. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    It would work like windows 8.1 tablet. And background will work like andorid background. But it will decrease the qualtiy of background image but there must be an option for seprate background for portrait and landscape mode.
    04-19-2015 12:01 AM
  6. Praxius's Avatar
    Regarding the background, I'll be fine if it just stayed locked in portrait. It's the tiles and apps that matter to me.
    Ekmeet Singh and k72 like this.
    04-19-2015 12:09 AM
  7. tangledW's Avatar
    No.
    04-19-2015 12:35 AM
  8. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    04-19-2015 12:45 AM
  9. hotphil's Avatar
    No.
    Yes.
    You two must never meet, you know that, right?
    It'll end the universe.
    k72 likes this.
    04-19-2015 05:09 AM
  10. stenson625's Avatar
    Yes in capital note!
    04-19-2015 05:27 AM
  11. peacock93's Avatar
    I'm a yes for sure! Maybe we can get Windows Central to do one of their polls and see how it turns out. I'll send Daniel a message on Twitter asking him to do it.
    Vicky Krishnatrai likes this.
    04-19-2015 09:29 AM
  12. Prakash Jebaz's Avatar
    Yes of we do want it....
    04-19-2015 09:35 AM
  13. k72's Avatar
    I would like to have landscape. Ideally, the tiles would stay put, but just rotate around, and then scroll sideways like on the PC, although I don't know how that would go for the rectangle tiles. If I am using apps in landscape (videos, maps, Kindle is a big one) and I just want to do a quick check of something else, it would be nice to not have to crank my neck over to look at my phone's portrait homescreen while I've got the phone set up in landscape. It's not the end of the world, but it sure would add a lot of convenience (and after reading the hamburger options thread I see that obviously convenience is even more important than I thought).
    04-19-2015 01:13 PM
  14. neo158's Avatar
    Not really. The trend seems to be to move away from physical keyboards on phones, the BlackBerry Classic being the exception, so why would we need it?
    04-19-2015 01:20 PM
  15. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    I am fine with that option, tough I can't see some point of it.
    04-19-2015 01:23 PM
  16. k72's Avatar
    With landscape home screens, we should see a resurgence of landscape qwerty phones. The keyboard on the touch pro 2 was the best I ever used on a landscape qwerty, in the candy bar form factory blackberry keyboard was pretty darn good then closely followed by the E61 keyboard imo.

    Windows phone needs to have more form factors than just the plain slab candy bar. With windows phone 7 they were on the right track just the landscape support was completely woeful (check out Adam Lein reviews for the Touch Pro 7 on pocket now)
    That would be great if they brought in some phones with physical keyboards. I love the word flow keyboard because it is fast and easy to use, but sometimes it's just easier to have two handed thumb typing on real keys. When I had a Motorola Photon I typically used the swipe keyboards for most tasks, but depending on what I was doing, it was just so much easier to type on actual keys, especially if I was typing a lot; I could finish so much faster. Of course, being on Android, the keyboard had issues depending on what app I was in (looking at you, Chrome), but I think on a Windows phone it could be done really well. The only problem was even 2+ years ago when I got that one, it was hard to find a phone with a physical keyboard. But then again, phone trends seem to come and go, so maybe it will come back.
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    04-19-2015 01:35 PM
  17. swedishdude's Avatar
    The glance screen clock would be nice in landscape mode. Like an old clock radio 😃
    anon(9226130) likes this.
    04-19-2015 03:48 PM
  18. T Moore's Avatar
    There is a format for a poll, this is not it.
    04-19-2015 04:08 PM
  19. docholliday666's Avatar
    Hmmm, well, we had it back in the Symbian days. So it's a downgrade for me right now with 8.1...and yes, landscape mode would be great - if they follow the Symbian method and let you position icons differently in each orientation.
    04-19-2015 09:10 PM
  20. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    I cant believe people actually say no to this, why would you NOT want more options even if you don't like it? I say yes, it will appeal to much more people.
    peacock93 likes this.
    04-19-2015 10:22 PM
  21. hotphil's Avatar
    If there were options for everything ever asked for in WP, can you imagine how long the Settings list would be?
    I've never heard anyone say they don't like WP because the Start screen doesn't go landscape. It'll probably come though. Along with a deluge of "how do I stop my Start screen auto-rotating?" threads. Which is fine.
    Laura Knotek and TechFreak1 like this.
    04-19-2015 11:10 PM
  22. adrian1338's Avatar
    Yes - Give us the qwerty slider back!
    Well Windows Desktop understands the difference.. why shouldn't your phone.
    k72 and hotphil like this.
    04-20-2015 03:01 AM
  23. neo158's Avatar
    I cant believe people actually say no to this, why would you NOT want more options even if you don't like it? I say yes, it will appeal to much more people.
    Does the Home screen on iOS and stock Android rotate?

    I would say that having this on WP isn't going to appeal to many more people TBH and with the death of the qwerty slider form factor there's simply no reason to have the home screen rotate. More options are always good but lets be sensible about this, realistically how many people would ACTUALLY use the start screen in landscape mode anyway.
    04-20-2015 06:55 AM
  24. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Having landscape would be nice but not having it is not a deal breaker, other phone OS doesn't have landscape start screen either.
    04-20-2015 07:01 AM
  25. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Having landscape would be nice but not having it is not a deal breaker, other phone OS doesn't have landscape start screen either.
    I believe iOS has it for big devices like 6+
    04-20-2015 07:24 AM
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