I have a 2-in-1 laptop (Lenovo yoga 3 pro) that came pre-installed with windows 8.1. I removed windows completely to help me adjust faster to ubuntu (successfully, and am happy with the new os). However, there are a few things that I can't quite figure out yet, mostly having to do with the 2-in-1-ness of my computer...
auto-rotate. windows had this capability, and now I feel spoiled. if I switch to tablet mode, I generally would hold it vertically (upright). I know if I go into the settings somewhere, or type a command in the terminal, the screen will rotate. however, I don't want to have to do this every time I switch the orientation I am using the computer with. is there any way I can make this occur automatically?
on-screen keyboard. I really like the on-screen keyboard that comes with ubuntu, its stretchable and doesn't look strange on my smaller high-res screen. however, I still have to go into a settings menu to toggle it on or off. is there any way to make it pop up when I click in a textbox, or am prompted for text, and then disappear when I select outside of the textbox?
anything else I may be forgetting that is handy with a laptop/tablet? I don't use the testing builds, but is there anything in the works for 2-in-1's (I've noticed there being a lot more out now) to make ubuntu more adaptive? This is just my two cents, but I think ubuntu needs to get ahead of the curve on this fast...one of the benefits of linux OS's in general is that they can update rapidly and come with a huge array of capabilities, but I feel kind of stuck here with my 2-in-1.
as a final option, how dumbed-down is the ubuntu touch OS? is this my issue? I am unfamiliar with it, does it have all the same capabilities as the desktop variant?
Update: for the keyboard, I have found out a little more about onboard, but I'm not sure it's a permanent solution. in the dash, type "onboard" and click "onboard settings." from here, ensure "auto-show when editing text" is checked, and click settings next to it. then, I check "hide when using a physical keyboard" and adjust "stay hidden" to 1 minute. this is still a subpar solution. the keyboard does not appear when I am prompted for text everywhere, such as in the chrome address bar. it does come up when I open up the dash, which is a workaround, but still not ideal. it should simply appear when necessary, and disappear when it's just in the way.