This video will show you how to switch between Desktop and Tablet mode in Windows 10. It includes the following:

  1. System Settings
  2. Tablet & Desktop Mode

How does Tablet & Desktop mode work?

On Windows 10, the user can toggle between Tablet and Desktop mode. These modes make Windows easier and intuitive to use with touch-only devices where you don’t really want to be using a keyboard and mouse. Tablet mode also provides the user with a more touch-friendly experience by giving all applications the ability to run in full screen rather than in windows, and it issues you a start screen instead of a classic start menu.

One of the biggest annoyances in Windows 8 was the start menu, Windows 10 was Microsoft’s ambition to fix all the issues that came released with Windows 8 and 8.1. These modes are naturally activated and de-activated automatically based on whether you detach the device from its base or dock. The start menu will go full screen, and so do Windows Store apps, and all user interface settings. It’s important to know that you will not be able to access your standard Windows desktop while you are using this specific mode.

If you are wanting to try out these viewing modes if you have a touch screen device, or need to configure its behavior, you can manually do so and make adjustments either in Windows Settings, or Action Centre. Follow the steps below to turn off tablet mode.


How to enable or disable tablet mode

However, if you have to switch between these modes manually, it’s easily configurable in Windows Settings:

Method 1:

  1. Go to Tablet Mode in Settings > System.
  2. Toggle the settings “make Windows more touch-friendly” option.
  3. Choose whether the device changes modes automatically, or prompts you.

Method 2:

If you want to turn off tablet mode it can also be done from within the Action Centre.

  1. Click on Action Centre (Or your notification icon) on the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Toggle the switch on or off according to your liking.