How to Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

All users are familiar with the tablet device, its use, and what work it does. You don’t use a keyboard and mouse; you use the device by touching the screen. Similarly, the tablet mode in Windows 10 works when you have a touch display. By enabling the tablet mode, you disconnect the keyboard and operate a computer by touching the screen. The tablet mode is efficient to use. You can click on any icon with a single touch. You don’t need a mouse device to move the cursor or to select any option. 

You can turn on/off tablet mode in Windows 10 by following the simple method. If you haven’t use the tablet mode on your computer till now, you may find the way a little annoying. Without experience, you will struggle to operate tablet mode in Windows 10. 

Turn on or off Tablet mode in Windows 10

If tablet mode is switched on and you are not enjoying running it, you can turn it off. To turn off tablet mode in Windows 10, you need to follow the instructions below.

  • First of all, you need to click on start menu.
  • Click on the Settings option.

Turn on or off Tablet mode in Windows 10

  • In the Settings Window, click on the System option.
  • On left side, you will see the option Tablet mode. Click on it.

On the tablet mode section, you will get four options.

When I sign in: First option you will see is “When I sign in”. If you want to turn off the tablet mode in the drop-down menu, choose the Use desktop mode option. If you’re going to turn on the tablet mode, you can select the Use Table mode option. Now, whatever option you choose, your system will behave according to it whenever you sign in to Windows 10.

When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off: The next option you have is “When this Device Automatically switches tablet mode on or off.” In the drop-down menu, you have three options. To turn off the tablet mode, select the “Don’t ask me and don’t switch” option. The second option is, “Don’t ask me before switching.” That means it will switch the mode without even asking you, and you choose the option if you want to turn on the tablet mode. The last option in the drop-down menu is “Always ask me before switching,” which means the computer will ask you to change into anyway. If you need more supervision in the tablet mode, you can choose the last option.

Hide App icons on the taskbar when in Tablet mode: While you turn on the tablet mode, you need to turn the on or off toggle switch to select if you want to hide app icons. In case you do not have to see app icons or desktop icons on the taskbar, you can switch on the toggle of the option. If you’re going to show the app or desktop icons on the toolbar, you can switch off the toggle button.

Automatically hide taskbar in tablet mode: The last option you have is “Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.” To choose the option, you will see the toggle button. If you want to show the taskbar in tablet mode, you can turn off the toggle button. If you’re going to hide the taskbar automatically in tablet mode, you can turn on the toggle switch.

Turn on or off Tablet mode in Windows 10

These are the four options; you need to set when you turn on/off tablet mode in Windows 10 PC. You turn off the tablet mode in the same way you can turn on the tablet mode.

Unable to turn off the tablet mode

Sometimes in Windows 10, the tablet mode gets stuck. You want to turn off the tablet mode, but you fail to do it. Tablet mode is suitable to use when you are not using any other hardware device along with your computer. If you have the only desktop with a touch screen available, you can choose the Tablet mode to turn on. Sometimes you face a glitch and unable to turn off the tablet mode when you don’t need it. In that case, you can follow a few methods.

1. Disable Tablet mode via registry

To turn off the tablet mode, you can do it by using the registry. You need to be extra careful when using the registry method, as it can ruin your system if you make one mistake. To know how you can disable table mode via the registry, you need to follow the instructions below.

  • Open the start menu and go to the search bar.
  • In the search bar, type ‘Registry Editor.’ Click on the top results of it.
  • Open the registry editor as administrator. If you don’t open the registry editor as an administrator, you will not make any changes.
  • In Registry editor, locate the key: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
  • Right-click on the DWORD entry named SignInMode. Set the value data as one and choose a Hexadecimal option under the Base section.
  • Now, click on the OK button.
  • After finishing the process, your Windows 10 will be set in the display mode whenever you sign in.
  • Right-click on the DWORD entry named TabletMode. Set value data as 0 and choose a Hexadecimal option.
  • Click on the OK button.

Now you will be able to see the changes.

2. Perform a Two-button restart on Surface Devices.

If the above method doesn’t disable the tablet mode in Windows 10, you can try another solution to fix the issue. It is a straightforward method to use. To perform a two-button restart on surface devices, you need to follow the instructions below.

  • Press and hold the power button for nearly about thirty seconds.
  • Just after thirty seconds, release the Power button.
  • Now, you need to press and hold the volume up + power button for about twenty seconds.
  • When the display flashes in between, you don’t have to worry, and you don’t need to release the controls before the time gets over.
  • After releasing the buttons, the surface device will be turned off.

After a while, you can turn on the surface device, and it will resolve your issue.

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