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Screen Rotation lock - must be a quicker way

scfoster

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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.
 

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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