If you have a touch-screen laptop, then Windows 10 provides you with a great feature to fully utilize your device ability. That feature is the Tablet Mode. It would allow you to use your touch-screen laptop as a tablet. In this mode, the start screen is where you would spend most of your time, so Microsoft has ensured that the Windows 10 tablet mode Start Screen is not annoying like Windows 8 one.
Let us get deep into what Tablet Mode in Windows 10 is and how to enable or disable it.
What is Tablet Mode in Windows 10?
Tablet Mode is exactly what it sounds like. It would allow you to use your laptop without using a keyboard and mouse. It transforms your touch-screen laptop to a tablet mode for using it more efficiently. Windows 10 Tablet Mode provides many options to get the most of your touch-screen device.
Tablet Mode would automatically activate on Windows 10 when you detach the tablet from its base. It optimizes the Windows 10 interface to make it touch-friendly like enlarging the app icons, on-screen keyboard like that of Android, fewer icons on the screen, customized taskbar and start menu, and many more. You won’t find Desktop in the Tablet Mode but can still access it using the File Explorer.
Benefits of using Tablet Mode
If your device is touch-screen enabled, you would undoubtedly get more productivity while using it in the Tablet Mode rather than normal Desktop Mode. Here are the other benefits of using the Tablet Mode in Windows 10 systems.
- Tablet Mode maximizes Windows by default.
- It allows users to close apps by dragging from the top.
- Users can split the apps equally across the screen for multitasking. It also lets you adjust the app window size easily.
- A minimalistic taskbar with no app icons pinned.
- Whenever required, the keyboard would automatically pop-out
- There is a fast app switching just by swiping from the left edge.
- You would find a back button placed all the time in the taskbar for quick navigation.
- Tablet Mode is less distractive as compared to the Desktop Mode; therefore, it is better while reading an e-book or taking notes.
How to Enable or Disable Tablet Mode in Windows 10?
Now that you know what a Tablet Mode is and its benefits let us now discuss how to enable or disable it on your Windows 10 devices.
- Click on the Windows icon and choose “Settings.”
- From Settings, select ‘System’
- On the left pane, scroll down and click the Tablet Mode option.
- Alter Tablet Mode Settings
You would reach the Table Mode settings. Here, you can set which mode you would like when you sign in to your system or when the device automatically switches to tablet mode. Further, it let you choose if you want to hide app icons on the taskbar. Another toggle allows you to automatically toggle into tablet mode.
This was all about the Tablet Mode in Windows 10. We have discussed what its advantages are and how to enable or disable it on your system. As we have discussed, it is an excellent feature for the touch-screen devices, though you can also enable it on non-touch systems for a non-distracting feel.
If you have a touch-enabled Windows 10 device, Tablet Mode is a great feature to utilize the touch interface of the system.
YES, you can enable the Tablet Mode on your non-touch Windows 10 devices from the settings. However, it is of not much use for non-touch screens.
YES, the Tablet Mode partially saves your device battery since it automatically kills the background UWP apps.
Peter is an Electrical Engineer whose primary interest is tinkering with his computer. He is passionate about Windows 10 Platform and enjoys writing tips and tutorials about it.