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  • Easily Enable and Disable the Orientation Lock With This New Activator Plugin


    Some of you probably hate how the device rotates on you when you donít want it to, for example when youíre laying on your side in bed and your iPhoneís orientation changes to fit gravity instead of your eyes. The rotation lock that iOS comes with allows this rotation feature to cease from working until you disable the lock. The rotation lock feature can be accessed from the multitasking App Switcher in the iPod controls section, but for some, that's still just an annoying hassle.

    If youíre a fan of Ryan Petrichís free Activator application, then you should download a new free Activator plugin called Orientation Activator by iOS developer Rickye. Itís a listener that waits and watches for the user to perform the selected Activator action for the plugin; when performed, the iOS deviceís rotation lock will be enabled or disabled depending on its current state when you invoke the Activator action.



    Simply put, just go into Activatorís preferences pane from the Settings application after you install the plugin, select an action, and assign it to your new Orientation Activator plugin. Now you can just invoke the action to enable and disable the rotation lock on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

    Itís a really simple plugin that some people should find very helpful. To add the cherry on top, the plugin is absolutely free and you can snag it from the BigBoss repository today. The project is open source and its source code can be viewed on Github. If you don't have Activator installed already, it will be installed upon trying to install Orientation Activator. Give it a try and let us know how you like it.

    Name: Orientation Activator
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-1
    Requirements: Activator
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Rickye
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Easily Enable and Disable the Orientation Lock With This New Activator Plugin started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Not a bad idea, just amusing that people are lazy enough to the point where they can't touch the home button twice lmao.
    1. richardjs's Avatar
      richardjs -
      This is bloody marvellous. Works very well. Added it as triple tap home. Quick and easy.
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      I would definitely have this tweak if I was jailbroken!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raybeast View Post
      I would definitely have this tweak if I was jailbroken!
      Why don't you jailbreak then? Lol
    1. Haseeb Jamal's Avatar
      Haseeb Jamal -
      I am using rotation lock through sbsettings, though this tweak seems "less energy consuming" ;-)
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Is there anyway to enable locking your orientation in more then just portrait mode? I use to do it when I had sbrotator and made an activator feature for it so I could lock apps in sideways orientation or videos etc. but now I use Rotatingicons which is much better to me. However it doesn't allow me to lock in landscape orientation etc.

      Haha found it "landscape rotation lock" is what I think it's calle and it does exactly what is was looking for haha
    1. radioBirdman's Avatar
      radioBirdman -
      Love this. Double-tap statusbar right (ie on the icon) works a treat
    1. tzippy's Avatar
      tzippy -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Not a bad idea, just amusing that people are lazy enough to the point where they can't touch the home button twice lmao.
      This has nothing to do with laziness my friend. It's about convinience and saving time...
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      The SBSettings toggle works for me. On my iPad I just use the mute button.
    1. tuantime's Avatar
      tuantime -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Not a bad idea, just amusing that people are lazy enough to the point where they can't touch the home button twice lmao.
      Some people do not have working home buttons.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I also use Rotation Lock and have since it first came out.
      What I'm looking for as a way to remove the lock icon from the taskbar.
      Thats why I'm here, by the picture it looks like this will remove the icon but it wont so its misleading.

      Is there a tweak to remove the icon?