05-21-2015 10:01 PM
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  1. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    Hey friends!
    Windows 10 for phone is something special for every windows phone users. Now the question is that do you want landscape mode for home screen? I guess this feature will transform our mobile into more similar like windows tablet. What's your opinion?
    walie-duski and Ilmiont like this.
    04-18-2015 03:42 AM
  2. uniquesma's Avatar
    No.
    04-18-2015 04:12 AM
  3. Tareq27's Avatar
    I say why not ? Always good to have more options! And it always bugged me about wp8.1 that we dont have landscape mode
    Montpbm, k72 and Marquis de Faux like this.
    04-18-2015 04:30 AM
  4. dsvictor's Avatar
    Yes. In fact I am waiting for this.
    Montpbm likes this.
    04-18-2015 04:33 AM
  5. anon(9226130)'s Avatar
    Yes, I waiting for this.
    Montpbm likes this.
    04-18-2015 04:41 AM
  6. hotphil's Avatar
    Not unless orientation sensing is massively improved.
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    04-18-2015 04:57 AM
  7. DCTF's Avatar
    Hmmm. Part of me wants to say "yes", but that's purely for aesthetic reasons. There have been so many times in recent days when I've looked for a good wallpaper image, only to find there's no way to get a good portrait crop out of it.

    I've got to say "no", though. Aside from watching video, everything else I do with the phone is based around portrait. Landscape web browsing is not pleasant on a mobile.
    rain620 likes this.
    04-18-2015 05:10 AM
  8. fluffyowl kye's Avatar
    I would love to have my start screen display in a landscape orientation. However, the only time I use landscape is for typing cause its really easy to type. :D
    04-18-2015 05:48 AM
  9. mjyumping's Avatar
    Yes, well, not really, but, there must always be an option. Yes or no, on or off.
    k72 likes this.
    04-18-2015 05:50 AM
  10. Nokia5110's Avatar
    Yes, yes, & yes.
    04-18-2015 05:55 AM
  11. hotphil's Avatar
    Yes, well, not really, but, there must always be an option. Yes or no, on or off.
    Indeed. Because what my mum wants when she picks up a new phone is 76 pages of Settings to review, with four subpages of each.
    There's a usability line that has to be drawn somewhere. Preferably not just off the bottom of the screen because someone decided landscape was a good idea.
    DCTF and a5cent like this.
    04-18-2015 06:00 AM
  12. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    To give people the option would be good, personally I don't know it I would use it, but flexibility is good, perhaps a rotate home screen option in settings would do the job.
    04-18-2015 06:11 AM
  13. sanjula01's Avatar
    It would be a good idea!
    04-18-2015 06:14 AM
  14. mjyumping's Avatar
    Would be best to discuss on the Windows Feedback app!

    #+metoo
    #insider
    04-18-2015 06:19 AM
  15. Praxius's Avatar
    Not unless orientation sensing is massively improved.
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    Doesn't change orientation when I am typing in Internet Explorer or any other app..... You know, unless I'm sitting in a Gyro or a carnival ride.

    I have been interested in landscape view for the start screen since 7.5. I am surprised they haven't done it by now. I'd use it regularly. Those who don't want it could simply have a setting where it is locked.
    t.mehoves and k72 like this.
    04-18-2015 08:01 AM
  16. Praxius's Avatar
    Hmmm. Part of me wants to say "yes", but that's purely for aesthetic reasons. There have been so many times in recent days when I've looked for a good wallpaper image, only to find there's no way to get a good portrait crop out of it.

    I've got to say "no", though. Aside from watching video, everything else I do with the phone is based around portrait. Landscape web browsing is not pleasant on a mobile.
    Landscape web browsing is what I do most of the time. Easier to type and easier to read due to larger view area and not having to pan left and right to read full lines of text.
    04-18-2015 08:04 AM
  17. hotphil's Avatar
    Its actually a smaller viewing area, but yes, is more similar to browsing on a pc etc
    However, a landscape Start screen comes with different interaction issues
    04-18-2015 08:19 AM
  18. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    Absolutely! I was searching about this option one sleepless night. Reading while in landscape-mode, watching movies or videos, and some apps and games are made for landscape, but then returning to a portrait Start Screen just doesn't seem right. I agree it won't be for everyone. In fact, my brothers iPhone 6+ has this function but I would say it would look much better on a Windows Phone. He rarely uses it, but watching a video and then returning to the same orientation on the home screen just seems nice.

    Needless to say, the iPhone's version of landscape/portrait home screen seems ugly.
    04-18-2015 08:51 AM
  19. DCTF's Avatar
    Landscape web browsing is what I do most of the time. Easier to type and easier to read due to larger view area and not having to pan left and right to read full lines of text.
    Fair enough, I sit corrected. I used to use landscape for browsers sometimes with my old 620, but I find the extra scrolling/v. keyboard blocking to be more hassle than it's worth. I expect MS has lots of data about people's orientation usage, so perhaps it's already on their to-do list!
    04-18-2015 08:59 AM
  20. Makm's Avatar
    Wouldn't mind having it as an option...
    04-18-2015 09:21 AM
  21. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    I guess it would be easy to use mobile device in landscape mode. I would love to have this option.
    Soumya Thakur likes this.
    04-18-2015 11:03 AM
  22. Ushae's Avatar
    Yes definitely, WP is always several many steps behind, it makes perfect sense for phablets at least.
    Soumya Thakur likes this.
    04-18-2015 11:31 AM
  23. hotphil's Avatar
    Yes definitely, WP is always several many steps behind, it makes perfect sense for phablets at least.
    Behind? Just because something else has a feature, doesn't mean it's useful, sensible or desirable elsewhere.
    Ekmeet Singh likes this.
    04-18-2015 11:41 AM
  24. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Yes, definitely yes.
    I'm waiting for it all this time.
    04-18-2015 12:40 PM
  25. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Is it me or there is no poll? lol.

    It's a yes from me so this can be avoided:

    Touch Pro 7 -

    htc-7-pro-12.jpg

    In the touch pro 2 this used to happen, the home screen and everything else would change orientation when the physical keyboard was used.

    200902181418htctouchpro2live11.jpg

    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)
    k72, hotphil, adrian1338 and 2 others like this.
    04-18-2015 02:23 PM
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