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The lock() property of the ScreenOrientation interface locks the orientation of the containing document to its default orientation.




  •  "any"
  • "natural"
  • "landscape"
  • "portrait"
  • "portrait-primary"
  • "portrait-secondary"
  • "landscape-primary"
  • "landscape-secondary"
An orientation lock type. One of the following:

Return value

A Promise.


Specification Status Comment
Screen Orientation API
The definition of 'lock()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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Basic support 38 ? ? 25 ?
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