Windows 10 - How to Enable the Tablet Mode

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The Tablet Mode allows you to use Windows 10 in a more touch-friendly environment. This feature which will certainly appeal to users possessing a Windows 10 tablet (hybrid) or laptop/PC equipped with touch screen.

What is the Tablet mode

When the Tablet Mode is enabled, the following happens:


The Metro-style interface is enforced - desktop mode is disabled, and clicking on the Start button no longer opens the Start Menu, but instead brings you to the Start Screen:


A streamlined interface with larger buttons - tablet mode automatically hides app icons from the taskbar. You still have access to the Start, Back, Cortana, Task View menus, and the System tray icons:

How to Enable the Tablet Mode

The easiest and fastest way is to click/tap on the Action Center > Tablet Mode (turns blue when enabled):


Alternatively, you can enable this mode by going to Start > Settings > System > Tablet mode. Toggle the switch under Make Windows more touch-friendly when using your device as a tablet to On:


Several other options can be configured from this menu. You can choose what happens when you sign-in to your device (Automatically switch to tablet mode, Go to Desktop or Remember what I used last):


Allow the display of app icons in the taskbar (Hide apps icon on the taskbar in tablet mode):

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Published by deri58. Latest update on September 21, 2015 at 11:34 PM by ChristinaCCM.
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