Display and orientation

Internet Explorer 11 gives you better control over the display of your websites and apps, with device orientation and motion events, programmatic control of fullscreen mode, and the ability to lock the screen to a specific orientation.

Device Orientation events

IE11 adds support for DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a device, as defined in the emerging W3C DeviceOrientation Event Specification.

Important  This feature is not supported in IE11 on Windows 7.

See Device Orientation events to learn more.

Fullscreen API

IE11 introduces support for the emerging W3C Fullscreen specification, implemented behind the ms prefix, enabling you to bring video, images, and other content to your audience's full attention.

For more details, see Fullscreen API.

Screen Orientation API

The W3C Screen Orientation API introduced in IE11 enables you to detect the screen's current orientation, be informed when it changes, and be able to lock the orientation to specific state.

Important  This feature is not supported in IE11 on Windows 7.

See Screen Orientation API for details.

Related topics

High DPI support
Layout

 

 

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