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How to Enable or Disable Tablet Mode in Windows 10

Oyetoke Tobi - Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Windows 10's Tablet Mode gives a more touch-friendly experience by making all applications run at full screen (rather than in windows form) and giving you a Start screen instead of a Start Menu. The experience is the same thing when using Windows 10 tab. 

You can swipe with mouse just how how you swipe with your fingers when using a touch-screen device. In case you have a 2-in-1 device, Windows 10 will ask you if you want to enter into tablet mode every time you switch your notebook into a slate. It will ask you every time you remove your device keyboard and use it as tab.

In case you are not using a 2-in-1 device and want to switch between Desktop and Tablet mode, then you have to either enable it or disable it.

How to Enable Tablet Mode on Windows 10

To enable this, click on the “Notification” icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen. 


Then click on Tablet Mode grid.


Then it will switch to a tab-like Windows 10 interface. The taskbar color will automatically change into black. The start menu will also be in full mode in case you are not using the full start menu on the Desktop mode.

How to Disable Tablet Mode on Windows 10

To disable the tablet mode and switch back to the Desktop mode, click on the “Notification” icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then click on Tablet Mode grid.

From there, it will switch back to the usual Desktop user interface.

How to Configure Tablet Mode Settings

In case you want to switch between Tablet and Desktop modes automatically, continuing using the Desktop mode even on a tablet or avoid the prompt and have it switch to tablet mode automatically or make it switch to tablet mode whenever you sign in, you can configure that in the settings.

To do this, head to the Tablet Mode tab in the System settings. You can get there by typing “tablet mode” in the start menu and then press enter. Or press the Windows Key + I keys on your keyboard to open Settings. Then navigate to System > Tablet Mode
Now in the Tablet Mode settings you’ll be able to see two dropdown options. 


Click on the dropdown under the “When I Sign In” heading. Then a menu will show up presenting you three options. You can select the “Use Tablet Mode” to make it automatically switch to tablet mode whenever you Sign in or “Use Desktop Mode” to make it automatically switch to desktop mode whenever you Sign In.

You can also select the “Use the appropriate mode for my hardware” to automatically switch to the appropriate mode for your device. For instance, in case you are using a 2-in-1 computer, if you choose the third options, it will automatically switch between Tablet and Desktop mode whenever you are using you computer as desktop or tablet.


To make your computer notify you whether or not it should switch to desktop mode or tablet mode, click on the next dropdown under “When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off”. Then you’ll be presented with three options. You can select the “Don’t ask and don’t switch” if you don’t want it to switch at all. Select the “Always ask me before switching” to make your computer prompt you before switching to tablet or desktop mode. Lastly, you can choose the “Don’t ask and always switch” option to make your computer not to prompts you before switching.





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