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Display Won't Change

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    Display Won't Change

    Within the last few days my display won't change as I turn my kindle from horizontal to vertical. It will if I'm reading a book or looking at certain apps, like 1Mobile, but not if I turn the unit. I don't think I changed any settings. Any ideas?


    ETA: I didn't notice the "Kindle Fire Help" section, this should probably moved there.
    Last edited by zwvirtual; 01-24-2012 at 09:25 AM.

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    Most likely you've inadvertently locked the orientation. Open the "gears" and see if the leftmost setting is "locked."
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    Thanks, not sure how the hell I did that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwvirtual View Post
    Thanks, not sure how the hell I did that...
    I did the same thing. Drove me crazy trying to find out what the "problem" was.

    Dave

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    good to know. I am sure this will happen to me.

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    You might wonder why you would ever want to "lock" the orientation. Most of the time, of course, you want the screen display to go from "top to bottom" regardless of the way you hold the KF. But try lying in bed on your side and reading a book on the iPad. You'll find you want to hold the iPad in its landscape orientation but your brain will want the text to flow "across" the KF (from left to right if you're lying on your left arm and vice versa.) Most of us are so accustomed to books where the orientation is naturally "locked" that our brains are confused by an unlocked device.
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    Thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jsh1120 View Post
    Most likely you've inadvertently locked the orientation. Open the "gears" and see if the leftmost setting is "locked."

    I was about ready to send my Kindle Fire back in because it was "broken"

    lol.....I had inadvertently locked the orientation

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, you have saved me a ton of aggravation, you helped me "fix" my Kindle Fire in record time!

    XOXO
    -Kel

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    Thank GOD for internet!

    You can find out anything, thanks for your help I had the same problem

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    Thank you so much for posting this answer. I was getting frustrated and this was the simplest solution in the world!

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    what is the "gears"

 

 

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