Add screen rotation to Android client. I have a display link monitor than can be turned to portrait mode. But, by default, my device displays in a box unless I turn the device to landscape... It then fills the screen. I would ask that the app allow me to hold the phone in portrait and display to my portrait monitor full screen. It does display correctly for a short time before rotating fully.
Hyunwoo Kim commented
+1 Upvote to all of this!
Jonathan Laufersweiler commented
This would be huge. Mirroring a phone with its interface designed for the most part to be vertical to mostly fill the screen on a portrait pivoted monitor should already be a thing.
The calls for DeX mode support are actually missing the point of doing this. It is already possible to hook a single DisplayLink device to a DeX hub and add an additional display that mirror's the phone or tablet screen (not the DeX environment). With an alt-Launcher that handles landscape layouts elegantly and permits icon resizing you can actually get a useful 2-display system with Dex+DisplayLink in paralel right now.
Adding the portrait->portrait mirroring would make that second display much more attractive to phone users, and would open up the possability of a portrait-oriented second monitor to DeX generally.
Imagine using a 24" monitor in landscape for DeX with a 17" - 20" in portrait (roughly same height) right next to it mirroring the phone screen via DisplayLink for vertical documents, widgets, and running whatever oddball apps don't want to play nicely with DeX. That's the happy place (even better with a 34" ultrawide and a pivoted 24" for the sidecar ;) ).
Bryan Cerdas commented
Guys yes , I support this idea, and even better adding the Samsung's Dex and Huawei's Desktop mode functionality, this will improve a lot this product for android users
I was able to get portrait mode to work with the following ADB command, however the touchscreen is out of sync (it still thinks it's lanscape) hoping the android APK officially can be made to support this!:
adb shell setprop persist.demo.remoterotation portrait
Pablo Van Woerkom commented
Just bought the Samsung Zennscreen touch thinking I could project my phone in portrait mode to the Zennscreen in portrait mode, but it just mirrors the screen in landscape mode on the monitor. Really stupid!
Actually, what's really needed is support for Samsung's Dex and Huawei's Desktop mode over a wired connection, instead of a mirrored display. Both of these are productivity Android desktops that turn the phone into a laptop with an external screen connected. I was able to get my Home screen to stay in landscape mode, but it was still too big for most Google apps, some of which won't display correctly in landscape mode.
Chitwood, Charles P commented
Yes please. I have emailed support and they directed me to post here in support of this feature as well.
Yes! Please implement this feature!
Svein Olav Nyberg commented
To me, this would be the one feature turning the zen screen from a curiosity into a genuinely useful tool, since what I really need enlarged is the phone in portrait mode.
Dale Huhtala commented
Agreed - I have the same wish...I'm using an AOC USB monitor that can rotate to portrait mode but no way for the app to tell the monitor to rotate...
Yes! This would be a Great incentive to buy DisplayLink, so can so signage, etc, in vertical, portrait format on larger tv monitor screens. I want one if implemented.