Help -- can't get laptop out of tablet mode --any ideas !!!!  


  1. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Help -- can't get laptop out of tablet mode --any ideas !!!!


    Hi there

    I clicked something by mistake --now I can't get laptop out of tablet mode -- settings I've tried don't seem to work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 67,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Jimbo,

    You might see if you may have a hardware switch or key on the keyboard that toggles tablet mode on and off. This will override the settings in Windows 10.

    In addition, check to see if one of the options in the tutorial below may work for you.

    Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
       #3

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    I clicked something by mistake --now I can't get laptop out of tablet mode -- settings I've tried don't seem to work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Notifications, right side task bar /quick actions or in settings/ system tablet mode
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  4. Posts : 30,323
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    @jimbo45, are you sure it's actually in tablet mode?

    'Settings > Personalisation > Start > Use Start full screen' looks almost identical to tablet mode.

    Turn On or Off Full Screen Start Menu in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jan 2020 at 08:38. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  5. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
       #5

    @jimbo45,

    success, failure?

    You got me interested
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  6. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #6

    thomaseg1 said:
    @jimbo45,

    success, failure?

    You got me interested
    Hi there
    nothing worked so I went the whole hog and just restored from a Macrium image (12 mins - so that worked) --- Still don't know what I pressed !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 29,078
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #7

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    nothing worked so I went the whole hog and just restored from a Macrium image (12 mins - so that worked) --- Still don't know what I pressed !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I do that every so often too. So far, I've been lucky, but one of these days . . .
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 16,194
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693
       #8

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    nothing worked so I went the whole hog and just restored from a Macrium image (12 mins - so that worked)
    Why couldn't you just go to
    Settings, System, Tablet mode, 'When I sign in' and set it to 'Use desktop mode'?
    Then you could have just logged out-in or rebooted to get back to normal mode.

    Denis
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 16,194
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693
       #9

    jimbo45 said:
    Still don't know what I pressed
    Check your computer's support site. Some OEMs apparently** provide facilities to switch to Tablet mode so that's what you might have triggered.
    ** Use your PC like a tablet - MSSupport

    I'm in a similar boat. Yesterday a dialog appeared for a second telling me that I had activated auto-rotate. But nothing has changed in Settings, System, Display.

    Denis
      My Computer


 

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