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Turning Tablet Mode On/Off for Windows 10 Touchscreen Laptops and Tablets
Posted by Michael Sturm, Last modified by Michael Sturm on 20 April 2016 12:37 PM



Tablet mode enables ehanced touchscreen functionality, making Windows 10 easier and more intuitive to use with devices such as tablets, or laptops/desktops with touchscreen monitors.



What is Tablet Mode?


Tablet mode lets you use apps in full screen, giving you more space to work on. To use two apps side by side, drag an app to one side and it’ll snap, along with any open apps that can snap right next to it.


In tablet mode, there are a few more things you can do:


  • Use the shared edge between two snapped apps to resize both at the same time.
  • Select Task view on the taskbar and then drag an app to a side to snap it directly from task view.
  • Use the back button on the taskbar to go back in an app or to the previous app you were using.
  • Use the start button to access fullscreen tile view, similar to the start menu in Windows 8.
  • Drag an app to the bottom of the screen to close it.



Turn Tablet Mode On/Off



  1. Click on the action center on the task bar



  1. Click on the Tablet mode button to turn enable/disable Tablet mode.





 Maintained by the IT Help Desk - Last revised 3/28/16

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