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


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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