How to Turn Off Tablet Mode Windows 10

If you need to turn off tablet mode in Windows 10, follow these simple steps to get your device back to normal working order

How to Turn Off Tablet Mode Windows 10

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Tablet mode is a touch-friendly way to use any Windows convertible device as a tablet. It’s a convenient way for users who may want to more easily move about without the need for a keyboard. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to turn off the mode in Windows 10, as it’s a bit difficult to find in the settings.

Below, you will find the most prominent ways of turning off the mode on Windows 10. Any 2-in-1 Windows device has an automatic mode, meaning if you detach the keyboard, it’ll automatically change from desktop to tablet, as one may expect. For such a device, follow the steps listed below:

Step

1

Find the option

Go to settings and then select “System.” From there, tap “tablet.”

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2

Select setting preference

Once on the next screen, open the drop-down menu. There will be three options: “Don’t switch to tablet mode,” “Ask me before switching,” and “Always switch to tablet mode.”

Chose either of the first two options depending on whether you never want the mode to activate, or if you prefer to be asked first. 

The automatic mode is now shut off. However, that doesn’t mean it is completely unusable. You can manually turn it back on at any time. For that, simply follow these steps:

Step

1

Find the Action Center

Open the Action Center by clicking the notifications button located at the bottom right-hand of the screen.

Step

2

Activate tablet mode

Click on “Tablet Mode” and it will activate right away. You can turn it off in the same fashion.

That is all you need to know to work with Windows 10’s new seamless touchscreen mode. Now, you have full control of the mode set to your preferred settings.

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