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How do I rotate the Android emulator display?

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Questions:

How can I rotate the Android emulator display to see it in landscape mode?

How to&Answers:

Windows: left Ctrl + F12.

Mac: Fn + Ctrl + F12

Answer:

  • Linux: CTRL + F12
  • Mac: Fn + CTRL + F12
  • Windows: Left CTRL + F11 or Left CTRL + F12

Answer:

Turn off NUMLOCK and press NUMPAD 9 to rotate the emulator.

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As far as I know, F11 or F12 doesn’t work, and nor does Right Ctrl + F12.

Hit Left Ctrl + F12, or Home, or PageUp, (not NUMPAD 7 or NUMPAD 9 like the website says) to rotate the emulator.

Answer:

On Mac OS X, you can use Ctrl + Fn + F12 to rotate the Android emulator if you have have not configured your keyboard to “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys” (Check it on System Preferences – Keyboard).

If you have checked the option mentioned above, you will not need the Fn key and you should be able to rotate the emulator only with Ctrl + F12.

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If you’re on a Mac, fn+F11 will rotate the emulator.

But if you’re using 4.4, that won’t rotate the application orientation. There’s a bug

Answer:

Use NUMPAD 7 and NUMPAD 9. It will help you.

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NUMPAD 7 and NUMPAD 9 work fine for me.

Answer:

Device Start-up Configuration — Via the GUI

To start-up the device in Landscape mode, modifications be made in the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager. Open the Virtual Device Manager, and click the Edit pencil:

AVD Manager

Then, under Startup size and orientation, select Landscape:

Configure AVD

.. and click Finish.

Device Start-up Configuration — Via the config file

Despite the seemingly easy way to configure this, in practice this didn’t work for me. So there’s a way to edit the device’s configuration file instead to force it to start-up in Landscape mode.

It involves manually switching the width and height in the hardware-qemui.ini file.

To do so, open this file for edit in a text editor:

C:\Users\<user>\.android\avd\<deviceName>.avd\hardware-qemu.ini

Switch the values of the width and height, so that the width is longer than the height:

hw.lcd.width = 800
hw.lcd.height = 480

The AVD now boots in Landscape mode. The orientation may still be changed with shortcut keys.

Answer:

Ctrl + F12 did not work for me, nor did Home, PageUp etc.

So here’s what finally came up with:

  • Enable NUMLOCK;
  • Open your emulator and press the 7 followed by 9 on the NUMPAD on the right side of your keyboard;
  • Now your emulator will be rotated in the opposite direction;

Answer:

For Mac you can use fn + Left control + F12.

Answer:

Press Left Ctrl + F11 or Left Ctrl + F12 to rotate the emulator view.

Note: Right Ctrl doesn’t work;

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Left Ctrl + F11 works on Windows.

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Use Ctrl + F11. This will rotate your emulator.

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For rotating the emulator, press CTRL + F12.

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For Linux the F12 combination does not work. Instead, use:

Left Ctrl + F11

Answer:

You can use Numpad-9 and Numpad-7 to rotate on Windows and Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal): [LEFT Ctrl] + F12.

For some reason NumLock isn’t working on a new install on a Dell XPS 8500, but the above worked.

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I have checked on Windows:
Ctrl + F11 and Ctrl + F12 both are working to change the orientation of the Android simulator.

For other shortcut keys:

In the Eclipse toolbar go to “Help–>key Assist.. “

You can also use Ctrl + Shift + L
here, so many shortcut keys of Eclipse are given.

Answer:

On Mac: Fn+Left Ctrl+F12

On Linux: Left Ctrl+F12

If you want to rotate just the screen and not the emulator: Ctrl+F10 (I tried it on Linux)

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On my DELL XPS ultrabook with Linux Mint 15, none of suggested methods work, until an external keyboard is plugged in and use left CTRL + NUMPAD 9.

Answer:

Press Ctrl + F10 to rotate the emulator screen.

Answer:

Make sure that “Auto Rotate” on your Android settings is enabled

Press F9 two times in less than 2 seconds = Normal view 0/360º

Press F10 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 180º.

Press F11 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 90º to the RiGHT.

Press F12 two times in less than 2 seconds = Rotate 90º to the LEFT.