Enabling portrait mode browsing on Nokia N900

Hi folks, it’s been a while since my last post – sorry about that, I had a lot of exams…

So, here’s a short N900 tutorial, this time about setting up the inbuilt browser to work in portrait mode – very useful for some sites, such as Twitter. Since the last firmware update , you cannot enable this option by pressing Ctrl-Shift-O, as you’ve probably seen on similar blogs…

Let’s begin. Launch the browser and you’ll (probably) see your bookmarks:

You cannot set this up while you’re on the Bookmarks screen – go to any website, for example highdiver.wordpress.com 🙂

Now, click on the down-pointing arrow next to the website title, and you’ll see the following drop-down menu:

Select “Options”, in order to get to the next step:

This is where you click on “Settings”, and reach your final destination (I sound like a GPS :)):

Mark “Enable rotation”, and then click “Save”. That’s it, you can browse the Internet while holding the N900 vertically…

Note: when you slide the screen, and open the keyboard, the browser will automatically switch to landscape mode.

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