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Bug 673075 - what is normal orientation for a tablet?
what is normal orientation for a tablet?
Product: gnome-control-center
Classification: Core
Component: Display
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Control-Center Maintainers
Control-Center Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-29 13:28 UTC by William Jon McCann
Modified: 2016-05-26 16:53 UTC
See Also:
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Description William Jon McCann 2012-03-29 13:28:16 UTC
I think we still show "Normal" orientation in the list of options for a tablet. I'm not sure that tablets have a normal orientation. We probably need a different way to do it.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2012-03-29 13:39:24 UTC
Should probably be landscape. But in fact, the Display panel should be completely different on a tablet, or even exist (default to mirror, or provide a application-accessible second screen for display), but not the range of computery customisations.
Comment 2 Sri Ramkrishna 2016-05-26 16:03:39 UTC
Any idea on what to do going forward with this?
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2016-05-26 16:53:06 UTC
That was fixed in 2 steps:
- there's no "Normal" orientation label (the middle button is a toggle with the a11y label "Rotate by 180")
- if the tablet has an accelerometer (which they usually do), we don't show any rotation buttons

This leaves with my suggestion from comment 1, which is a gnome-shell bug about offering a "presentation" screen (see bug 706432, and bug 750277).