Why landscape mode?

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Why landscape mode?

Postby Shorty-CM » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:59 pm

Why do you use landscape mode? The reason I ask is, you're driving forward, not sideways, and all landscape mode seems to do is limit your view of the map in the direction you're heading while giving you a better view of the places you are not heading. :mrgreen: I really do want to know, despite half-joking about it.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Shorty-CM » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:21 am

So your dock is made to hold the phone sideways only? What dock is it?

edit - And why isn't it this one? hehe http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004O7S7Z0
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Shorty-CM » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:06 am

Ah, I see.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:47 am

For a while, I had a broken windshield mount, from which the phone cradle could be separated. The cradle, with my phone in it, fit perfectly sideways within the lid of the storage compartment below the radio in the Prius I had at the time. I couldn't justify spending $$ on a new mount at the time, so I used it like that for a while. It was pretty far from my line-of-sight, but it looked like it belonged there.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:39 pm

sokushi wrote:Here is a 1000 words why Waze needs landscape display orientation option, especially on an iPad:
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Waze is useless without landscape. I am going to have to use something else until this feature is added.

That's odd that it hadn't switched to landscape mode. Waze does support landscape and has done so for a very long time. Maybe switching the iPad's rotation lock on and then off again would have fixed it.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:43 pm

kondadotm wrote:I'll probably search for or open -- if nonexistent -- another thread in the Waze App subforum to ask for Waze being able to work all the time in landscape mode. It is just awful when you are using it in landscape and it goes back to portrait/vertical when you want to navigate or give some specific alert.

Does Waze do this? I used to use Waze exclusively in landscape (some time ago) and I was able to do just about everything in landscape mode. It's been a while, maybe it's new bugs, or maybe it's specific to App Radio.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Cool! Glad you got it solved.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sokushi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:47 pm

Here is a 1000 words why Waze needs landscape display orientation option, especially on an iPad:
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Waze is useless without landscape. I am going to have to use something else until this feature is added.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sokushi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:46 pm

After shutting the iPad down and bringing it back up Waze rotated into landscape mode. Yay!
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Superfraggle » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Personally I prefer portrait, but I use landscape as I also use my phone as a blackbox, so the video is much better recorded in landscape.
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