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changeScreen v2.78! -- (screen rotation app)

Which directions should your device to be able to rotate besides portrait? (multiple)


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600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
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nyc
***Version 2.78 - There is a new version for download as of June 17th '09. This version includes the following:

- Import/Export buttons functions fixed
- Exporting and Resetting defaults issue fixed
- No more duplicate exceptions allowed (caused crash in older versions)
- More stop points on the Sensitivity adjustment bar

- Fixes from previous version (v2.77):

- the error found in this post and the error found in this post AND the error found in this post!
- fix for the music issue
- a sensitivity adjustment bar
- ability to define your own default exceptions (for personal use or for ROM's)
- user can choose to add a toggle link added to the programs menu. You can then link this to hardware buttons via other programs.
- & many other fixes that were brought up during the past few months.


Download the latest version of changeScreen (v2.78) here!

I will update the screenshots when I get the change (hopfully soon)...

NOTE: fix for Topaz Dialer causing changeScreen to stop rotating:
Just to confirm this (in my case).
The issue about crashing gyrator, changescreen, flip-it and whatever sensor app after making a call with topaz dialer it's because this enabled option by default.

HKLM\Software\HTC\PHONE\FaceDownMuteRing
change to 0
My thanks to jpl69 for that post!

NOTE: fix for full screen apps showing title bar after rotation!
Read the post with the fix here
Thanks to Claus72 for the research and the post!
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Gyrator is a great app... with a load of functions but I found that I didn't really use any of them except the screen tilt/Gsensor function.

That said one of the problems I had with Gyrator is that it always stayed in my open apps which is not THAT big a deal, but would just annoy the crap out of my OCD brain!

Anyway I decided to make a different version for myself and anyone else who JUST wants the Screen tilt function.

This appliaction will:
- allow you to stop and start the screen switch as you please
- start up with your device if desired
- allow exceptions (Opera is an exception by default because it already uses the Gsensor)
* I recommend if you use Tomtom to add that in a well (to avoid the screen switching when you hit a bump!)
- NOT show up in the running programs list! (Most important thing to me!)
- You also do NOT need to install .NETCF 3.5 to use this. It should run fine on 2.0!

Version 2.5
Download changeScreen version v2.5 here!

Version 2.1 is still available if 2.5 doesn't work for some reason
Download changeScreen version v2.1 (2) here!

The BETA is still available if 2.1 doesn't work for some reason
Download changeScreen.cab v2.1 BETA here!

Version 1.54 is still available for those of you who like the older version better!
Download changeScreen.cab v1.54 here
 
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aroel

Member
Dec 10, 2008
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Gyrator is a great app... with a load of functions but I found that I didn't really use any of them except the screen tilt/Gsensor function.

That said one of the problems I had with Gyrator is that it always stayed in my open apps which is not THAT big a deal, but would just annoy the crap out of my OCD brain!

Anyway I decided to make a different version for myself and anyone else who JUST wants the Screen tilt function.

screenshot.jpg


This appliaction will:
- allow you to stop and start the screen switch as you please
- start up with your device if desired
- allow exceptions (Opera is an exception by default because it already uses the Gsensor)
* I recommend if you use Tomtom to add that in a well (to avoid the screen switching when you hit a bump!)
- NOT show up in the running programs list! (Most important thing to me!)


PS - I have no idea where I found the origional "Sensors" dll that I tweaked for this app but when I figure it out ill add it to this post.

Download changeScreen.cab here



thanks gonna try it right now, I got annoyed as well that it showed up in running progs
 

600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
795
2
nyc
how does it work with manilla...aka touchflo3d? one problem i had with gyrator was sometimes it'd rotate tf3d as well.

For the HomeScreen (manilla) it will only rotate if you turn your phone completely 180 degrees - it should not rotate to any landscape posistion.

If it acts funny in any sort of way let me know and ill fix it!
 

groofoo

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2007
125
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thx you verry much, the app works great.

i added manilla to the exeption list, but it still rotates the screen.
mybe i should use a nothername, i dont know, but i dont want manilla to rotate.

for the rest youre app rules
 

600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
795
2
nyc
thx you verry much, the app works great.

i added manilla to the exeption list, but it still rotates the screen.
mybe i should use a nothername, i dont know, but i dont want manilla to rotate.

for the rest youre app rules



Weird... it works fine for me! Are you saying it will rotate to landscape mode while showing the touchflo desktop? (with the right or left side all distorted)

Anyone else have this issue?
 

groofoo

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2007
125
0
no, that is not what i ment, sorry for the confusion. :eek:
i ment that i dont want it to rotate even in the 180 degrees rotation, i.o.w. upside down
 

600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
795
2
nyc
no, that is not what i ment, sorry for the confusion. :eek:
i ment that i dont want it to rotate even in the 180 degrees rotation, i.o.w. upside down

I see... I guess its a matter of personal preference... Trying to duplicate your problem I saw a few minor issues in my code that I need to fix. I'll add in an option to not allow the exceptions to rotate to landscape OR 180 degrees. I'll post when all is fixed!
 

khalis131

New member
Sep 21, 2008
1
0
I have one problem as well, when you press the volume up or down button and rotate the screen 90 degrees, it will rotate the manila and will be distorted. how do I add an exception to the volume control? I typed volume and it did not work.
 

Kraize

Senior Member
Dec 5, 2007
2,692
48
California
Sorry to burst your bubble, I like your app :p But it's the same as GSEN. and btw, you could always hide the gyrator process from the task manager (I always did that). Lol.
 

600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
795
2
nyc
Sorry to burst your bubble, I like your app :p But it's the same as GSEN. and btw, you could always hide the gyrator process from the task manager (I always did that). Lol.

I bet you loved every second of it!

Anyway. GSEN is okay but I don't like the fact that it takes up 3 icons in the programs list! Also there have been a lot of complaints about it within these forums.

I developed changeScreen to suit my own needs, I just thought i'd put it out there for the other people who may want something different.

Bottom line if GSEN works for you use GSEN, if Gyrator works for you then use Gyrator. There is no use in switching if you don't have a problem with those two apps. changeScreen accomplishes the same thing, just in a slightly different (and I think more concise) way.

Kraize - thanks for the compliment none the less.
 

600GOL

Senior Member
Jan 15, 2008
795
2
nyc
no, that is not what i ment, sorry for the confusion. :eek:
i ment that i dont want it to rotate even in the 180 degrees rotation, i.o.w. upside down

This issue has been fixed, see 1st post for re-download!

I have one problem as well, when you press the volume up or down button and rotate the screen 90 degrees, it will rotate the manila and will be distorted. how do I add an exception to the volume control? I typed volume and it did not work.

This issue has been fixed, see 1st post for re-download!
 

Kraize

Senior Member
Dec 5, 2007
2,692
48
California
I bet you loved every second of it!

Anyway. GSEN is okay but I don't like the fact that it takes up 3 icons in the programs list! Also there have been a lot of complaints about it within these forums.

I developed changeScreen to suit my own needs, I just thought i'd put it out there for the other people who may want something different.

Bottom line if GSEN works for you use GSEN, if Gyrator works for you then use Gyrator. There is no use in switching if you don't have a problem with those two apps. changeScreen accomplishes the same thing, just in a slightly different (and I think more concise) way.

Kraize - thanks for the compliment none the less.

You've convinced me :p I'm keeping your app.
 

xmr405o

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2008
286
11
I'm probably being a total newb but I installed the cab and I got to your menu screen but my phone isn't rotating.:confused: Do I need anything else but this cab file?


Thanks
 

halloj

Senior Member
Jun 1, 2008
1,045
173
Run on startup

When I select run on startup and I hit save, it comes back with error creating shortcut. Any hints?

Thanks for a very nice and fast app.