portrait or landscape?

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  1. ivanmarkchang
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    first of all, I am a new and proud iPad owner <3

    secondly, i was wondering which orientation everyone else uses.

    I have mine locked in landscape with the home button on the right. it never leaves that orientation. I just don't like using the portrait orientation.

    what about you?
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    The great thing about the iPad is that everyone gets to choose which orientation they like best. Personally I like reading in portrait mode, but if I am typing something, landscape works better for me because it gives me a larger keyboard.

    Of course, YMMV!
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    I generally stay in portrait but what I really like on the iPad is the orientation lock
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    I should probably use portrait more...

    I just feel like landscape uses the screen real estate much more effectively. meh, it's just a personal thing. no need for debate :p
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    Old eyes need landscape on forums. Bigger text...:)
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    But then there are also some apps (thankfully very few) that do not rotate so you have to use them in the orientation they were made for.
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    I love both, but I use landscape much more often.
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    i'm only 23 :(
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    depends massively on what I'm doing - the flexability is one of the things that makes the iPad great.
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    I use it mostly in landscape mode for everything except reading books. I like reading in portrait mode almost always.
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    I've locked the screen on landscape.
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    If I'm reading magazines, newspapers or other things, I use the portrait mode. Other things really depend on what it is.
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    Locked on landscape.
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    Depends

    For reading books and magazines I use portrait as I like the larger pages. Web pages and most apps I use landscape.
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    mine i used portrait most of the time.
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    Landscape as the writing is bigger and my eyes aren't as perfect as they used to be.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
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    99% of the time I'm locked in portrait :)
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    I have to agree on that one. Landscape mode. It has the nice sideeffect of showing menu's, which are often hidden in portrait mode.
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    landscape, makes for better viewing

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    Since my eyes are on the level I tend to go with horizontal.
    Of course if they were vertical I would probably incline the other way....

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