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Why are monitors landscape and books portrait oriented?

As we have two eyes one next to the other our horizontal field of view is larger -almost 180 degrees- than the vertical -135 degrees-. In western cultures we read from left to right and top to ...
Alvaro's user avatar
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Why are desktop/laptop screens horizontally oriented?

Our eyes are positioned horizontally, which creates a wider view angle horizontally then vertically. Maybe this image clarifies: The reason is now quite obvious: a wide screen fits our anatomy ...
Ruudt's user avatar
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If one layout (main) have only one orientation, should all the others also have only one orientation?

I don't think it's a case of "annoying" the user, it's more a case of - why wouldn't you do this? If the whole gaming experience is landscape, then what is the rationale for starting in portrait? ...
Thomas Adcock's user avatar
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

It depends upon how the app is to be used.For example,Google maps can be flipped upside down.This is very useful while driving since in many cars it is impossible to keep the phone upright and charge ...
Ashish Aapan's user avatar
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

To your specific application Given that your app is vertical only, AND that the notch form factor may be an issue, upside down is probably lower down on your list of requirements. If your UI was such ...
Tim Holt's user avatar
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

Apps shouldn’t flip upside down. Ignoring the current trend of notched phones that would cover up the apps bottom controls, users have a preconceived notion that apps that don’t have horizontal ...
Elijah Ciali's user avatar
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Is the default orientation for mobile devices hardware or software specific?

Neither Apple nor Google does not advocate the use of a specific orientation for their devices as a default. Material design only guides that layout should adjust to suit the screen size and ...
Pavlo Grubyi's user avatar
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Is the default orientation for mobile devices hardware or software specific?

On a hardware level there is no orientation set. They are firmware defined. Taking for example monitors for PC`s, you can change orientation from the monitor settings. For mobile phones, the default ...
Chris's user avatar
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Is the default orientation for mobile devices hardware or software specific?

It is based on what developer chose how the activity behavior. In manifest.xml file you can force the app to portrait or landscape or none of them, which is sensor! I didn't find any code to apply ...
Hossein Malakalaie's user avatar
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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

Considering both landscape and portrait orientations (perhaps even more: square...or special form factors) is "doing it right". Most designers, developers, and teams don't do it right. I try to get ...
straya's user avatar
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Best practice for game navigation - portrait orientation for menus and landscape for actual game screen?

Is it physically possible to play your game with one hand? e.g., while standing on a bus, carrying bags, walking the dog? If so then flipping orientations will annoy users and lead to dropped phones. ...
octern's user avatar
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Best practice for game navigation - portrait orientation for menus and landscape for actual game screen?

I would not advise to force a view in portrait mode when the game is running on landscape. This is can rather frustration to expect to using to flip their phone when browsing the menu (how often do ...
Daniel Zahra's user avatar

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