What It Is and How to Use It:
Windows 10 has a “Mode” and bunch of features Which can help you get the best from your computer. compatibility mode, For example, you can run old software without any problems. there too game mode, A feature that optimizes your device for better gaming performance.
In this article, we will talk about Windows 10 tablet mode and show you how it works. Windows 10 tablet mode enhances your tablet or touchscreen-capable laptop for convenient touch navigation. It changes some on-screen elements on your device’s interface so that it becomes more touch-friendly.
How to enable tablet mode on windows 10
Some hybrid laptops or convertible 2-in-1 devices will automatically enter tablet mode when you separate or detach the keyboard. If your touchscreen or convertible laptop does not do so, you can manually activate Windows 10 tablet mode Windows action center.
1. Click (or press) the text bubble icon on the right corner of the taskbar Windows key + a) To open Action Center.
2. Select Tablet mode From the options.
The tablet mode tile should be in Action Center by default. If the option is missing, the tile is hidden, or you have taken the maximum amount of quick action that the Action Center can adjust.
The Action Center can accommodate a maximum of 16 quick actions. Therefore, if the tablet mode tile is missing, it is likely hidden in the Action Center. You will need to delete an item to make room for tablet mode in the Quick Action area.
Right-click any tile and choose Edit quick action.
Choose Add (+) Icon and choose Tablet mode Of the available options.
Choose done To save changes. Can’t add tablet mode because it pops up in the Quick Mode area? Remove an item you barely use (tap the pushpin icon) and try adding tablet mode again.
If you still can’t find the tablet mode option after editing quick actions, then your device probably doesn’t support Windows 10 tablet mode. Update your tablet or laptop to the latest Windows 10 and check again. You can also contact your PC manufacturer for support.
What changes in tablet mode
We highlight some modifications that tablet mode brings to your tablet or laptop. When Windows 10 Tablet Mode is activated, you will see the following changes:
1. Rescheduled taskbar
Tablet mode will hide pinned apps and shortcuts on the taskbar. new one Search icon (Which replaces the Windows search bar) has been introduced, as well as a back button And a Task viewer Icon.
When you minimize an app, you have to tap Job scene Icon to reinstall the app or switch to another active app. The back button takes you to the previous page on the app or window.
If you want your pinned and active apps on the screen, unhide the taskbar from the tablet mode settings menu. Go for Adjustment > system > Tablet mode Toggle more Hide the app icon on the taskbar in tablet mode.
You’ll reinstall the taskbar at the bottom of the screen – or wherever you were before activating Windows 10 tablet mode. Another way to unhide the taskbar icon in taskbar mode is to right-click or hold the taskbar Show app icon.
2. Constant Start Menu
In Windows 10 tablet mode, the Start menu becomes the home screen; Windows gets rid of the desktop. When you close an app, you redirect to one Fullscreen version of the start menu.
3. No Maximize / Restore Button
You cannot change the size of an app or window in tablet mode. The max / restore icon goes out and fuzzy. You can get to the nearest “split screen” mode to change the application size. Drag or swipe the app window until you see a divider in the middle of the screen.
Drag the application to the left or right of the screen to reduce its size. When you open a second app, Windows automatically pins the app window on the other side of the screen. To resize either of the two apps, rotate the black divider to the left or right.
To close apps in a split-screen arrangement, select x icon Drag the app window to the title bar or to the bottom of the screen.
4. Touch the keyboard
Look closely at the notification area (to the right of the taskbar) and you will find a keyboard icon. This is the Windows touch keyboard. When you are in Windows 10 tablet mode, the keyboard should automatically appear on the screen while tapping on the text box. If it does not, click the keyboard icon in the notification area to open Touch Keyboard.
Alternatively, right-click or hold the Task taskbar and select Show touch keyboard button.
Tablet mode settings on windows 10
Windows tablets automatically enter the tablet tablet when you turn them on. For hybrid and convertible laptops, you must manually activate Windows 10 tablet mode. Interestingly, when you sign in, Windows configures you to automatically switch your PC to tablet mode.
There are other interesting settings that will help you get the best from tablet mode. go towards Adjustment > system > Tablet mode And let’s have a look.
1. Tablet mode sign-in option
Tap and choose the “When I Sign In” drop-down option Use tablet mode. Whenever you sign in or restart your PC, Windows will automatically direct you to enable tablet mode.
“Use the appropriate mode for my hardware” is the default option. It puts windows in the driving seat; Windows will enable tablet mode only when you fold your hybrid laptop. The “Use desktop mode” option will boot your tablet or hybrid laptop – even when you twist the keyboard.
2. Tablet Mode Switching Behavior
If you set tablet mode to come automatically when you sign in, there is an option to optimize switch behavior. “Always ask me before switching” is the default setting.
When your PC boots, Windows will show a confirmation prompt before the tablet switches to tablet mode. Choose Yes On prompt to activate the tablet mode immediately.
“Don’t ask me and always switch” will boot your device into tablet mode without confirmation. If you do not want Windows to automatically activate tablet mode or display a confirmation prompt, select “Ask me and do not switch”.
Windows 10 tablet mode simplified
These are the most important details of the Windows 10 tablet mode. You can use that feature on a Windows PC that is not touchscreen-enabled. The only difference is that you will not be able to navigate the screen using your finger. To return to desktop mode, open Action Center and tap Tablet mode.