Switching to landscape mode in Android Emulator


Question

This is probably a pretty easy to answer question, but I can't find the solution myself after a couple hours of searching the documentation and Google. I set the orientation of my Android app to landscape in the AndroidManifest.xml file:

android:screenOrientation="landscape"

However, when I run the app in the simulator, it appears sideways and in portrait mode. How can I switch the emulator to landscape mode on a mac? It's running the 1.6 SDK.

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1/15/2013 11:33:55 AM

Accepted Answer

Try:

  • ctrl+fn+F11 on Mac to change the landscape to portrait and vice versa.
  • left-ctrl+F11on Windows 7.
  • ctrl+F11on Linux.

For Mac users, you only need to use the fn key if the setting "Use all F1, F2 etc. keys as function keys" (under System Preferences -> Keyboard) is checked.

  • left-ctrl+F11on Windows 7 It works fine in Windows 7 for android emulator to change the landscape orientation to portrait and vice versa.
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4/28/2013 2:59:28 PM

Not sure about your question - "sideways" is the same as "landscape".

If you mean how to switch during runtime:

  • Switch to previous layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape): KEYPAD_7, Ctrl + F11
  • Switch to next layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape): KEYPAD_9, Ctrl + F12

From docs.


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