In a previous article, I have mentioned how to turn off Action Center in Windows 10, now in this article, I have mentioned how you can disable or enable tablet mode in Windows 10, which can be useful for you if you have a Surface device or want to use your desktop as Tablet.

What is tablet mode in Windows 10?

Tablet mode in Windows 10 is available since the 2015 update and is a function that should emerge when you plug a tablet from its base or dock (if you wish it to). The Start menu, Windows Store apps, and Settings all expand to full screen after that. It's also worth noting that the Desktop application is not compatible with tablets.

Tablet Mode settings

You can change the default settings for your windows by navigating to Start -> Settings -> System -> Tablet mode.  (You can also get to Settings by pressing the Windows Key + I)


Now choose the tablet mode settings from the options

  • When Sign in "Use Tablet Mode" = Will set the default value for your windows to Tablet mode
  • When Sign in "Use Desktop Mode" = Will set the default value for your windows to Desktop mode
  • When Sign in "Use Appropriate Mode for my hardware" = Will automatically switch to the required mode (Default settings, and recommended)

There is another setting option also which states what action to take when Tablet Mode Switch On/off, so set it to "Always ask me before switching" so you can take corrective steps before switching to Tablet mode or be aware that you are on Tablet Mode.

Switching tablet mode on or off in Windows 10

Windows 10's Tablet Mode specifies a more touch-intimate knowledge by making all putting a substance on another attack entire screen (alternatively fashionable framework with pane), which you might not need, so here are the steps to Enable or Disable Tablet mode in Windows 10


Method 1

Tap the note-like icon at the bottom-right corner of the taskbar to open the Windows Action Center. Alternatively, use the 'Windows key + A' keyboard shortcut.

Once you will click on it, you will see "Tablet Mode" option, Click to Enable/Disable it.


Method 2: Using Regedit

  1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.
  2. Navigate to registery: [HKey_CurrentUSer\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell]
  3. The two important keys for you are TabletMode and SignInMode (you may have to create them).
  4. TabletMode:
    0 = Off
    1 = On?
  5. SignInMode:
    0 = "Automatically switch to Tablet Mode"
    1 = "Go to the desktop"
    2 = "Remember what I used last"?
  6. Then restart your PC.

That's it, hope this blog helps you to enable/disable Tablet Mode in Windows 10.

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