How to Turn On/Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

When upgrading to Windows 10, a new feature is installed to give your device the look of Windows 8.This feature is best used for tablets running Windows 10 or laptops and desktops that have touchscreens. This guide will explain how to turn the Tablet Mode on and off in Windows 10.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Turn Tablet Mode On in the Settings Menu

  1. Press the Windows Key (the key directly to the left of the ALT key and space bar) to bring up the Start Menu.
  2. Click on Settings.

    Start Menu with the Settings button highlighted

     
  3. Click on System.

    Settings Menu with the System Button highlighted

     
  4. Click on Tablet mode.

    System Window with the Tablet Mod option highlighted

     
  5. Click the on/off button so it is in the ON position.

    Tablet Mode window with the On/Off button highlighted

 

How to Turn Tablet Mode Off in the Settings Menu

  1. Click on the ≡ icon in the top left corner of the of the screen to open up the sidebar.

    Menu button for Tablet Mode highlighted
     
  2. Click on Settings.

    Tablet Start Menu with the Settings Button highlighted

     
  3. Click on System.

    Settings Menu with the System Button highlighted

     
  4. Click on Tablet mode.

    System menu with the Tablet Mode option highlighted

     
  5. Click the on/off button so it is in the OFF position.

    Location of the On / Off button in the Tablet Mode window


How to Turn Tablet Mode On from the Action Center

If you have a keyboard with your device, you can also use the keyboard shortcut of WIN + A to open the Action Center (WIN is the Windows Key which is located to the left of the ALT key and space bar).
  1. On the right-hand side of the toolbar, there is an icon that resembles a message box. Click it to open the Action Center.
  2. Click the tile that says Tablet Mode.

    Action Center window with the Tablet Mode button highlighted

 

How to Turn Tablet Mode Off from the Action Center

  1. On the right-hand side of the toolbar, there is an icon that resembles a message box. Click it to open the Action Center.
  2. Click the tile that says Tablet Mode.

    Action Center with the Tablet Mode button highlighted

 


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Article ID: 90341
Created
Thu 10/24/19 11:49 AM
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