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What is this new button in the settings menu? [closed]

asked 2016-03-23 20:36:53 -0600

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I installed Fedora 23 in an old computer (Intel Core Duo from 2008, which by the way, works like a charm).

I can see a new settings button next to the power button. I can't figure out what it means! When I click on it, it the arrow simply changes to a lock. (I guess that it is locking the orientation or something like this, which would be strange since this computer doesn't have an accelerometer or something like this).

It is the second button from left in this image:


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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by florian
close date 2016-03-24 09:33:52.403522


Have you tried clicking it? GNOME wouldn't have a "do something unfixable to my OS" button placed right there.

amaurer gravatar imageamaurer ( 2016-03-23 20:49:10 -0600 )edit
florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-24 09:34:08 -0600 )edit

@amaurer, doesn't do anything. As I wrote the icon changes into a lock.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2016-03-25 22:11:20 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-23 21:05:26 -0600

updated 2016-03-24 09:27:50 -0600

Enables/Disables Screen Rotation for devices that can figure out which way they are being held. If I have answered your question, please consider accepting it as the correct one.

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That was my guess. It is very strange because this icon is active in an old laptop and I doubt it has a rotation detection. (and the screen doesn't rotate at all anyway.).

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2016-03-25 22:13:53 -0600 )edit

I guess it is present by the default anywhere.

ifohancroft gravatar imageifohancroft ( 2016-03-26 09:23:11 -0600 )edit

I have another (newer) computer and the button doesn't appear. Somehow it is detecting wrongly that the computer supports rotation.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2016-03-28 04:56:15 -0600 )edit

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