But before you tell me turn it off, I still want to be able to reorient my phone into landscape mode on demand. I have a MyTouch so I don't have personal experience with the wonderful hardware keyboard you G1, Droid, Cliq, etc. owners have. If I understand it correctly, when you slide out your keyboard the screen reorients to landscape and stays that way?
My question...can this action be spoofed on a phone that doesn't have a slide out hardware keyboard? Is there some flag that can be toggled? Some config file that can be edited? Can this be done with an App? A script? I have a feeling it will require root. Could it be cooked directly into a ROM?
Ideally I'd be able to co-opt a hardware key (maybe long-press back button) to toggle the orientation. I could also deal with having a shortcut in the Notification Drawer to perform the toggle.
It was my intention to investigate this on my own, teach myself android development and do some deeper poking around if it required root. I'm still going to do that...eventually. But I thought I'd open this up to others with much more knowledge to see if anybody else is interested in this or has a better idea of what this would require.
What do ya think? Would you want this feature or am I the only one? Would you want to develop it? Do you have any info that could help us?
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