How to Turn On or Off Ask before Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode in Windows 10


Continuum is Microsoft's new way of switching between tablet and desktop mode on a Windows 10 tablet or convertible PC as needed.

Tablet mode makes Windows easier and more intuitive to use with touch on devices like 2-in-1s, or when you don't want to use a keyboard and mouse.

You will see the desktop by default on a typical laptop or desktop.

Tablet mode will be turned on by default on tablets.

On a convertible PC (laptop/tablet hybrid), detaching or attaching the keyboard will prompt you by default to switch in and out of tablet mode.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, Microsoft is changing the default for this, so that this notification toast no longer appears and instead will switch you directly into the new tablet experience, with some improvements for touch.

This tutorial will show you how to set to Don't ask me and don't switch, Always ask me before switching, or Don't ask me and always switch when your Windows 10 PC automatically switches tablet mode on or off.


Contents

  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Ask before Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Ask before Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode using a REG file



EXAMPLE: "Do you want to switch to tablet mode?" and "Do you want to exit tablet mode?" notification
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OPTION ONE

To Turn On or Off Ask before Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode in Settings


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

2 Click/tap on Tablet Mode on the left side, and select Don't ask me and don't switch, Always ask me before switching, or Don't ask me and always switch under When this device automatically switches tablet mode on or off on the right side for what you want. (see screenshots below)

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592 for some, you will need to click/tap on Tablet on the left side instead, and select Don't switch to tablet mode, Ask me before switching modes, or Always switch to table mode under When I use this device as a tablet on the right side instead for what you want.


3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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OPTION TWO

To Turn On or Off Ask before Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode using a REG file


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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

ConvertibleSlateModePromptPreference DWORD

0 = Don't ask me and don't switch
1 = Always ask me before switching
2 = Don't ask me and always switch


1 Do step 2 (Don't ask - don't switch), step 3 (Always ask), or step 4 (Don't ask - always switch) below for what you would like to do.


2 Set to "Don't ask me and don't switch"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Don't_ask_me_and_don't_switch.reg

Download


3 Set to "Always ask me before switching"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Always_ask_me_before_switching.reg

Download


4 Set to "Don't ask me and always switch"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Don't_ask_me_and_always_switch.reg

Download


5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn