How to switch between Tablet mode and Desktop mode on Windows 10?

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Tablet mode is a new function that should turn on automatically (if desired) when you detach a tablet from its base or dock. The Start menu then switches to full screen, along with Windows Store apps and settings. It is also important to note that the Desktop is no longer available in tablet mode.

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In tablet mode, all applications (including the Start menu) run in full screen, providing a more user-friendly experience. If you have a 2-in-1 tablet, Windows 10 asks you if you would like to switch to tablet mode when you detach a tablet from its base or dock. This tutorial will show you two simple ways to enable/disable tablet mode, toggle between tablet mode and desktop mode in Windows 10.

How to Turn On / Off Tablet Mode from Action Center?

Click the Action Center icon in the Taskbar notification area at the bottom right of the screen. At the bottom of the Action Centre, click the Tablet Mode button to turn on (blue) or off (gray) for whatever you want.

How to Turn On / Off Tablet Mode from the Settings app?

If you want to turn on or off tablet mode because you have a touch screen or set its behavior, you can turn it on manually and make adjustments. To do the same, do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app (To open the Settings app, click on the Start button and type Settings. Click on the Settings to open the Settings app).

Step 2. Click on the System from the Windows Settings window.

Step 3. Click on the Tablet from the opened window.

Step 4. On the right side pane, click the drop-down under “When I Sign in” and select the appropriate option between:-

  • Always use tablet mode
  • Never use tablet mode
  • Use the appropriate mode for my hardware.

If you always want to use the tablet mode, use the first option, “Always use tablet mode.” Similarly, if you want to use only desktop mode, select the second option from the drop-down “Never use tablet mode.” The final option is “Use the appropriate mode for my hardware” to decide Windows 10 itself according to your hardware; it will be switched between desktop and tablet mode.

Now you can close the Settings app.

Once you have completed the above steps, you should learn how to change from tablet mode to desktop mode and vice versa.

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