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How to Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in to Windows 10

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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.

This tutorial will show you how to select to automatically use tablet mode or desktop mode when you sign in to Windows 10.

Note   Note
Tablet mode does not support multiple displays.

To enable tablet mode on a PC with multiple displays, press the Win+P keys to open Project, and click/tap on PC screen only.

To undo this, press the Win+P keys, and click/tap on Extend.

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CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Set to Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in in Settings
  • Option Two: Set to Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in using a REG file





Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in to Windows 10 OPTION ONE Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in to Windows 10
Set to Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Tablet Mode on the left side, and select Use tablet mode, Use desktop mode, or Use the appropriate mode for my hardware under When I sign in on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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

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Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in to Windows 10 OPTION TWO Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in to Windows 10
Set to Use Tablet Mode or Desktop Mode when you Sign in using a REG file

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

SignInMode DWORD

0 = Use the appropriate mode for my hardware
1 = Use desktop mode
2 = Use tablet mode


1. Do step 2 (tablet mode), step 3 (desktop mode), or step 4 (appropriate mode for hardware) below for what you would like to do.


 2. Set to "Use tablet mode"

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

Use_tablet_mode_when_sign_in.reg

download


 3. Set to "Use desktop mode"

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

Use_desktop_mode_when_sign_in.reg

download


 4. Set to "Use the appropriate mode for my hardware"

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

Use_appropriate_mode_for_hardware_when_sign_in.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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



That's it,
Shawn