Windows 10: Auto switch tablet/desktop mode stopped working... Solved

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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    Auto switch tablet/desktop mode stopped working...


    Does anyone know how to turn on the automatic desktop/tablet mode switching?

    I run W10, the official release, on a Surface Pro 3 with a keyboard cover. Up to now, when I detach the keyboard I get asked if I want to switch to tablet mode, and when I attach the keyboard desktop mode has been automatically restored. I really like how W10 separates the two modes, instead off like W8/8.1 trying to be in both modes simultaneously.

    But suddenly this does not happen. When the keyboard is detached, I do not get any question about enabling tablet mode and the Surface stays in desktop mode. If I manually switch to tablet mode, when I attach the keyboard the machine stays in tablet mode until manually disable it.

    I have not changed any settings related to this, not deliberately at least.

    I have looked at the tutorial on tablet mode in this forum, but it says nothing about automatic switching. I have checked the available settings but cannot see that there is any setting determining automatic mode switch, other than the "Always/never ask me before switching" (which is set to always).
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    +1 on acer aspire switch 10
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    It is still (even after the recent update) flaky here on my Surface Pro 3, now it works, now it don't...
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4

    OppfinnarJocke said: View Post
    It is still (even after the recent update) flaky here on my Surface Pro 3, now it works, now it don't...
    have you finally solved the issue? looking through the whole internet and cannot find a solution. oh, microsoft...
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #5

    If you go to Settings > System > Tablet mode, there is a "When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off" What do you have that set to?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Nov 2015 at 09:20. Reason: added tutorial link
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  6.    13 Aug 2015 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If you go to Settings > System > Tablet mode, there is a "When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off" What do you have that set to?
    it didn't work whatever i set
    i've restored computer with system restore back couple of days and it worked again.
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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    andynd said: View Post
    it didn't work whatever i set
    i've restored computer with system restore back couple of days and it worked again.
    I figured you must have seen/looked at that setting, but figured I mention it anyway. Just in case the default setting got changed some how without you noticing. I run multiple displays so tablet mode is disabled for me. Couldn't use it even if I wanted to. Not without killing all but one of my displays.
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       01 Nov 2015 #8

    raucouscobra said: View Post
    +1 on acer aspire switch 10
    Same issue with my Acer switch 10 as well, it has never worked.
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       01 Nov 2015 #9

    Zider said: View Post
    Same issue with my Acer switch 10 as well, it has never worked.
    Scratch that, I just noticed that Acer has released a program on their website called "Mode Change Indicator", after installing that it works!
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       13 Nov 2015 #10

    Zider said: View Post
    Scratch that, I just noticed that Acer has released a program on their website called "Mode Change Indicator", after installing that it works!
    I have the same problem with my Acer Switch 10, but I couldn't find the program. Do you have a link?
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