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The type read-only property of the ScreenOrientation interface returns the document's current orientation type, one of "portrait-primary", "portrait-secondary", "landscape-primary", or "landscape-secondary".


type = ScreenOrientation.type


A String.


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

Browser Compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
typeChrome Full support 38Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 43IE No support NoOpera Full support 25Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 38Chrome Android Full support 38Firefox Android Full support 43Opera Android Full support 25Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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