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Old 12-31-2008, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been searching the net and have found a few people who, like me, are reporting that they are unable to view the Gmail application in landscape mode.

There seems to be two camps on this issue: those who claim that they CAN see it in landscape, and those who can't. So it seems that it is possible, but I have yet to find any information that provides an explanation or a fix for those who can not see the application in landscape.

Any help here would be appreciated.

To be clear, I am talking about the application that you download from Gmail and NOT the browser based Gmail.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I found the Gmail app to kind of being a waste actually. I just set up my Gmail through the Email set up when I first got my BB Storm and I have had no problems. I did however, download the Gmail app just to try it out. Not using the App just seems to be a lot faster then using it. But I didn't have any problems viewing the App in landscape.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, you offer further evidence that the gmail app works in landscape. hopefully someone can tell me why mine dosent.
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You need to ensure you have compatibility mode off on the phone. Options-> advanced options-> applications and choose the gmail app and hit your blackberry button and choose from the menu button disable compatibillity mode.

Works on mine that way

I like the app alot better than a BIS account since my contacts are present with the app.
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Thanks Falcon! Your fix worked perfect with one excetion: Once I completed the steps that you outlined, I needed to do a battery pull. I now have my Gmail app displaying in landscape mode, thanks so much for the help!
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No problem, I ran into the same issue with my app. I forgot the good 'ol bb standyby of "if it don't work,pull the battery" "fix"...

Happy Gmailing !!!
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The fix worked for the landscape display, however, NOW I cannot scroll through the messages to select older messages to open. The screen works fine after I click for the menu and am able to scroll but once out of the menu, no more scrolling. Any suggestions?!

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I can confirm that the app works in both portrait and landscape, with full scroll and selection.
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