How to Turn On or Off Make Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10


Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:


In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Donít ask me and donít switch.

You can turn on or off Make taskbar icons easier to touch for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on.

When turned on, icons on the taskbar will be spaced out more to make it easier to press with touch on a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off make app icons on the taskbar easier to touch when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture using a BAT file



EXAMPLE: "Make Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch" turned on and off when entering tablet posture
Turn On or Off Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch for Windows 10 2in1 PC-make_app_icons_on_the_taskbar_easier_to_touch.png
Turn On or Off Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch for Windows 10 2in1 PC-off-make_app_icons_on_the_taskbar_easier_to_touch.png






OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Settings


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2 Click/tap on Tablet on the left side, and click/tap on the Change additional tablet settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Turn On or Off Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch for Windows 10 2in1 PC-tablet_mode_settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off Make app icons on taskbar easier to touch under When I'm not using tablet mode. (see screenshot below)

Turn On or Off Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch for Windows 10 2in1 PC-tablet_mode_settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.






OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture using a BAT file


The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

AppIconInTouchImprovement DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Turn On Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Make_app_icons_on_the_taskbar_easier_to_touch.bat

Download


3 To Turn Off Make App Icons on Taskbar Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Make_app_icons_on_the_taskbar_easier_to_touch.bat

Download


4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 Unblock the .bat file.

6 Run the .bat file.

7 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly opens and closes as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn