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How to Enable and Disable Tablet (Continuum) Mode in Windows 10

If you want to switch to tablet mode in Windows 10, then you can also do that as Microsoft added an option into Windows 10 that let you enable or disable tablet mode or Continuum (codename for the feature). In upcoming lines, you will read about best possible ways with detail tutorial on how to make that thing happen.

how to enable and disable tablet mode in windows 10

Windows 10 the one of the latest version of Windows by Microsoft is available almost for all the users. This new Windows operating system is a combination of best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Microsoft added lots of additional features to make this operating system superior in comparison to previous. Some of them are new Edge browser which replaced the Internet Explore, the new start menu search bar available the taskbar, Cortana integration, useful universal apps and amazingly new user interface.

Also, there is one more cool featured added to Windows 10 i.e. Tablet Mode or Continuum Mode. With the help of this feature users will able to access the new touchscreen mode for the Windows 10 operating system.

This new feature will help the operating system work better with the device which supports both keyboard, mouse and touch input. For the convertible device, two modes are available normal desktop mode and tablet mode. When you want to use only the touchscreen tablet mode will completely change the operating system to more touch friendly interface

In case of the convertible device, these modes come up only when you pull the device out of the dock. But, you can manually enable and disable this mode in other devices with touch support. In upcoming line you will read about all the possible ways to make that thing happen, here goes the first one:

Steps to Enable and Disable Tablet or Continuum Mode in Windows 10 (Method One)

1. First of all, you need to open “Settings“. For that, you need to click on “Start Menu” which is available at the bottom left side of the screen.

windows 10 settings app

2. After that, you need to click on “System” option under setting. You will find this option at first number.

system setting in windows 10

3. Under the system settings, on the “left panel” you will see “Tablet Mode.” Once you click on this option, on the right panel you will see more options.

enable tablet mode in windows 10

4. Under Tablet Mode, you will see an option “Make Windows more touch-friendly when using your device as a tablet” with toggle which is set to off by default. To enable, you just need to move the toggle to ON.

To disable the Tablet mode, you just need to move the slider to OFF and you will switch to desktop mode.

Alternatively, there is another easiest way to quickly enable and disable the tablet mode about which you’re going to read in upcoming line.

Enable Tablet Mode in Windows 10 using Tray Icon (Second Methods)

This method is little easier, then the above method.

1. You just need to click on notification icon which is visible at the bottom right side of the screen.

2. In the screen, you will see different options like shown in the below image. In these options, you need to click on Tablet Mode options.

tablet mode option in notification tray

Once you enable the Tablet Mode in Windows 10. You will notice the interface full screen and so it the start menu. But  in case of devices with keyboard dock interface will automatically switch to desktop mode when you put the device back into the dock. In tablet mode, you can use gesture to move between OS and Apps.

Alternatively, You can also press the Tablet Mode icon to simply get out of the tablet mode.

Why don’t you try video tutorial on how to Enable or Disable Tablet or Continuum mode in Windows 10

I’m sure that Continuum or tablet mode feature will help users to provide better experience on both convertible and hybrid devices running Windows.

Why don’t you give a try to Continuum or Tablet mode on your Windows computer and let me know whether you liked this feature or not.

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  • Paul Allen

    So, you don’t get these options if you have more than one monitor setup. Is there a way to run tablet mode with dual monitors on a desktop. Yes, I miss how Windows 8 worked on my desktop – especially the snapped app separator bar that resized both apps.

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