The race between the development of portable devices and convenient desktop computers has always been subtle but pretty much a reality. The generic tablet has been improved with a drive to make it as professional as possible in order to accommodate PC capabilities while on the other hand, PC developers have been working just as hard to adapt the computer into a more compact and portable device that can easily substitute the tablet itself. Windows 10 has however opted to provide a feel of both these essentials through enabling the switch from the default Windows 10 desktop system to a tablet version. The conversion is pretty simple depending on the device being used and the pre-set preference settings to provide cool features such as the screen touch enhancement which can be activated or de-activated at will.
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The Automatic Conversion
In order to make the switch to tablet mode, the device will automatically pop up the option. This saves the trouble of having to manually do the conversion. The device will also continue to implement the conversion if the conversion pop up is ignored as per the default settings unless this is changed. This can be either a good or a bad feature depending on the user and their particular preference each time. However, it can be sorted out pretty easily.
- Navigate to the device settings, denoted by the gear symbol just like on any regular device.
- Scroll to the ‘system’ settings and click on that, this should reveal several configuration options that are meant to enhance user experience.
- Select the tablet mode for its options and select the preferred switch option from the available three which are: the automatic switch, a switch prompt every time or to simply never switch.
The Manual Conversion
Sometimes, you might want to retain the features of the desktop interface, for instance, the on-screen keyboard. This means the prompt to convert automatically will be denied and keep the device in the current state. To make the conversion later on, or to simply make the conversion on devices that have been disabled from doing the automatic switch, simply follow these few and easy steps:
- Go to the Start menu on the lower-left corner of the Windows 10 start window and select the start menu.
- Select the settings from the resulting pop-up.
- Navigate to and select the device system settings which will show all the enhancement preference settings.
- A panel will materialise on the left side from which you can choose the tablet mode settings for its configuration.
- From the subsequent sub-menu, all the options for tablet mode preferences are available and to activate it, simply choose the ‘make Windows more touch-friendly’ option.
- Switching it on means the tablet mode is now in effect
- Switching this option to off of course returns the device to its original state which will be pretty apparent.
On confirmation, you’re all set to enjoy the tablet mode. This is pretty convenient especially considering that most people are more comfortable using the more portable devices and can work better in this more-familiar setup. Not to mention how the touch inputs are relatively more favourable than a physical keyboard input hence anything that improves that feature is definitely a welcome improvement. Basically, the Windows 10 Tablet Mode gives the user a more comprehensive and efficient user interface. It enhances the touch input on capable devices and it also gives a better full-screen display on all the applications just like on the basic smartphone, phablet or tablet. Instead of the ordinary windows 10 start menu, the Tablet Mode will also usher in a more convenient Start Screen instead.