Orientation Lock switch to hildon-status-menu

Posted on 2011-02-08 19:13 UTC by Fernando Santos. Status: Under consideration

Currently there is no way to lock the N900's UI to to horizontal mode, which gets bothersome in cases. Applications that support portrait mode often have a setting, but that's not true for all.

There should be a hildon-status-menu plugin that disbles the accelerometer for the UI when activated, much like the iOS 4 one:

I currently have a shell script that edits /etc/mce/mce.ini, removes the accelerometer entry on the Modules to load list then kills mce. It works, sometimes, except when mce doesn't return and I have to restart the phone. I'd love a less hack-ish solution to that.

Solutions for this brainstorm


Solution #1: fixed in the Maemo CSSU

Posted on 2011-03-10 07:53 UTC by Fernando Santos.

well, status-area-orientationlock-applet from is exactly what I described. yay to that!