Screen Rotation lock - must be a quicker way

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  1. scfoster

    scfoster Member

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    Was surprised that there doesn't appear to be an easy way to lock/unlock the screen rotation of the Surface.

    Here is a link that gives the best explanation of the available options. How to Disable Screen Auto-Rotation in Windows 8

    It would be extremely helpful to have an icon in the toolbar, which when clicked, would lock/unlock the rotation, rather than the multiple swipes/clicks to achieve the same result.
     
  2. Garyjk

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    if you want, you can try this. save each file, ie, Screen Rotation On.reg and Screen Rotation Off.reg
    copy the 4 lines of text below and save it as the off filename:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation]
    "Enable"=dword:00000000

    copy the 4 lines of text below and save it as the on filename:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AutoRotation]
    "Enable"=dword:00000001

    then, just double click the reg file, it will warn you that it's add information to the registry, click yes and then OK.
     

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