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Just installed Gnome 3.14 on Arch. What's the function of this new button on system menu?

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This is the "rotation lock" button, for tablets and similar hardware. It shows up if gnome-settings-daemon has found at least one accelerometer device, marked by ID_INPUT_ACCELEROMETER in udev. (It might also show up

Run the following to list all devices marked as such:

udevadm trigger -v -n -p ID_INPUT_ACCELEROMETER=1

To manually disable the orientation plugin of gnome-settings-daemon:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.orientation active false
  • Thank you! I've disabled it now ... I think this is the HDD accelerometer ... but I have an SSD so I can ignore it :) – user2603494 Oct 24 '14 at 19:30

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