An option to lock changing orientation on Android

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An option to lock changing orientation on Android

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It would be nice to see that feature as I would not like my phone to change the orientation when I turn my device just a little.
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I feel like it would be better if R'n'D was just in album orientation by default. Or, at least if it had more height than width, then it would be locked to portrait orientation, and when opposite, then album (depending on the levelset viewport)
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Re: An option to lock changing orientation on Android

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I indeed thought about it, but then decided against it, because on larger tablets it can be nice to play in portrait mode, to have the screen controls at the bottom of the screen, not overlapping with the playfield. This is especially true for the nearly square default R'n'D artwork.

If you want to lock the screen orientation, why not simply use the easily accessible option from the Android system menu that slides in from the top of the screen on any recent Android device?
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Re: An option to lock changing orientation on Android

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Holger wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:33 pm f you want to lock the screen orientation, why not simply use the easily accessible option from the Android system menu that slides in from the top of the screen on any recent Android device?
Unfortunately, the Android lock doesn't work with R'n'D. It turns the screen anyway.
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Unfortunately, the Android lock doesn't work with R'n'D. It turns the screen anyway.
Indeed! :shock:

I could have sworn that worked once... will have to check the settings in R'n'D's "Manifest" file!
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Holger wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:02 pm
Unfortunately, the Android lock doesn't work with R'n'D. It turns the screen anyway.
Indeed! :shock:

I could have sworn that worked once... will have to check the settings in R'n'D's "Manifest" file!
Yeah, that indeed worked before, like, around a decade o' versions ago, except it had an issue with turning the portrait mode despite the screen orientation I had before locking. Whether I had it vertical or horizontal, after locking it was just going vertical as soon as I lock rotation anyways.
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Re: An option to lock changing orientation on Android

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There are endless issues with the 'easy to use' orientation switch in Android. It really would be better for the game to have its own control.

The version of Android I'm using has a setting where orientation doesn't automatically change when rotated; instead, a little symbol appears in the corner, which changes the orientation if you touch it. BUT. Some apps in full screen mode manage to hide that symbol. And the symbol doesn't necessarily appear for long enough to get at it, so I often end up moving back to the original (physical) orientation, then back to the desired one, to re-invoke the symbol.

When that symbol isn't there, nothing is in that little corner slot. I wish it would simply always have a 'change orientation' button there, without the slightest regard to current physical or logical orientation, nor what rotations I've been doing recently.

So, RnD should have one of those. Perhaps in that place (lower right hand corner of portrait mode = lower left corner of landscape, or upper right of other-way landscape). Or perhaps in its own unique place, less likely to clash with a possible native widget. For a purposeful widget like that, I also recommend that it either require a double-tap or a long-hold: so that a simple mistaken brush of the screen doesn't suddenly change orientation, which is rather disruptive.
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