Windows 8's all-or-nothing Start screen is among the features that upset users the most. With a separate full-screen tablet mode, Windows 10 seeks to address this issue and placate irate desktop users.

When you remove a tablet from its base or dock, a new feature called "tablet mode" should automatically turn on (if you want it to). The Start menu, Windows Store applications, and Settings then all take up the entire screen.

It's also crucial to remember that the Desktop is not accessible in tablet mode. File Explorer, for instance, will only display when maximized. In tablet mode, the Start screen is where you will actually spend most of your time interacting with Windows. If you’re on a desktop with a proper keyboard and mouse, then you will be able to use the Start menu, which can be resized and adjusted to fit your needs and whims.

You can manually activate tablet mode and make changes if you want to test it out because your device has a touchscreen or if you want to customize its behavior.

Your device is made touch-optimized in tablet mode, allowing you to use your laptop without a mouse or keyboard. Apps launch in full-screen and desktop icons are shrunk when Tablet mode is activated.

Tablet mode settings

  • Look for and access the Tablet mode options in Windows.

  • The window for Tablet mode appears.

  • The window for Tablet mode

  • Choose an option from the When I sign in the drop-down box to determine which mode your device uses.

  • selecting choices for tablet mode

  • Using the hardware-compatible mode for my device enables configuration-based automated switching between desktop and tablet modes. The default setting is this.

  • Use desktop mode: Prevents your device from ever operating in tablet mode.

  • Use tablet mode: Prevents your device from ever switching into desktop mode.

  • Choose an option from the drop-down box under When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off to decide if you want to be informed when your notebook changes modes.

  • choosing the notification choices for tablet mode

  • Don't ask me, and switch every time: enables mode switching that happens automatically without consent or notice. The default setting is this.

  • Never make a switch without asking: stops your device from changing modes without your consent.

  • Neither ask me nor switch, please: stops your device from requesting permission or changing modes.

  • Turn on Automatically conceal the taskbar in tablet mode by toggling the radio button.

  • hiding the taskbar in the tablet mode window is a choice.

  • Turn on Hiding app icons on the taskbar in tablet mode by toggling the radio button.

Turn Tablet Mode On Or Off

Windows 10

When utilizing your device as a tablet, Windows 10 is more touch-friendly in tablet mode. To enable or disable Tablet mode, choose the action center on the taskbar (next to the date and time).

Using your computer as a tablet

Additionally, you may specify which mode your device enters when you log in and what to do when it wants to automatically turn on or off tablet mode.

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I won't say much as the blog has informed you all about what is tablet mode in a laptop.

It is an easy process and you can use it for various purposes.