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Introduction to Windows 10 Tablet Mode

Once again, we are back with Windows 10. If you are already using Windows 10, you have seen a setting called Tablet. When you click on Action Center, you see a Icon of Tablet which is of toggle type.

How to Enable?

Click on Action Center (Notification Icon in Task Bar and Click on Tablet Mode button. Windows 10 - Tablet mode via Action Center

Or, you can go to Option using Settings menu.

Step 1: Click on Start Menu and Click on Settings

Step 2: Click on System.Windows 10 Tablet mode

Step 3: Click on Tablet mode optionWindows 10 Settings - Tablet mode

Step 4: Click on Toggle switch just below the line “Make Windows more touch-friendly when using your device as a tablet”.

What will be changed?

  • Your desktop will not be there as usual, No icons.
  • Taskbar will be minimal and open applications are also not listed in taskbar.
  • Show hidden Icon for Notification tray icon is not visible.
  • A back button will be added to Taskbar, which will lead you to back.
  • Application will not have Close, Minimise button and you can not resize apps. Some similar like Metro Apps when introduced in Windows 8 Developer Preview in 2011.
  • Cortana will be more nice looking with just and Menu will be in Full Screen.
  • Task View is available but it will not allow you to add another desktop. Instead it will list all opened App just like in Mobile or Tablet.
  • Windows 10 Start Menu which is recently awarded for best design is not available in Tablet mode.
  • For Desktop Apps like Explorer and other apps you need to explore through Menu > All Items.

Lets have look at some of Screens captured in Tablet mode.

Thanks for reading. We will be back with next article on Windows 10 soon.

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