Tablet mode is a special alternative interface in Windows 10 designed for touch screens. Learn how to switch between the standard Desktop mode and the Tablet mode. Then, learn about the Start screen in Tablet mode and how the interface is different from Desktop mode.
- Windows 10 has a dedicated tablet mode,…which changes the interface to be…more friendly to touch controls.…Tablet mode is for those times…when you want an experience that's more like an iPad…or an Android tablet, and less like…a desktop computer with a mouse and keyboard.…Getting in and out of tablet mode is really easy.…First I'll open the Action Center,…so I'll do that by placing my finger…on the right edge of the screen, swiping in to the left,…and you'll see one of the buttons in…the Quick Action section is for the tablet mode.…If you don't see that, you can always hit the expand button…to see all of your buttons,…but you're just looking for that tablet mode button.…
So when I tap on that, it changes to the tablet mode.…In tablet mode, the desktop goes away completely,…and the start menu becomes a start screen,…which takes up the entire screen.…The start screen is now the home base,…rather than the desktop.…You'll notice that the shortcuts for File Explorer…and other applications are no longer visible…in the taskbar at the bottom.…
Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.
Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Mastering touch controls in Windows 10
- Switching between Tablet mode and Desktop mode
- Launching applications and multitasking in Tablet mode
- Using the onscreen touch keyboard
- Using the Surface Pen
- Working in the Windows Ink Workspace
- Setting a PIN code for fast login
- Fingerprint and face unlocking with Microsoft Hello