Learn how to switch between PC mode and Tablet mode.
- [Instructor] One of the new features that Microsoft introduced in Windows 10 was something called Continuum. Continuum allows the Windows display to be adjusted based on the type of device that Windows is running on. So for example, the interface might look a little bit different if Windows is running on a tablet versus the way that it would appear if Windows is running on a PC. Now, the interesting thing about the way that Microsoft implemented Continuum is that you can manually enable Tablet mode. So if you look at the screen right now, you can see a normal Windows 10 display running in PC mode.
But let's take a look at Tablet mode. The way that we activate Tablet mode is by going to the Action Center, which you can see the Action Center icon in the lower right corner of the screen. And we'll click on the Action Center icon. And you can see that we have a button right here for Tablet mode, and when I click the Tablet mode button, you're going to see the screen change to appear the way that Windows would appear if it were running natively on a tablet. I'll go ahead and click on Tablet mode now. And immediately, we can see the display change. So we have a few different things going on here.
If we look at the upper left portion of the screen, we can see three icons right here. And if I hover over the top icon, we can see that that icon is labeled Expand. So if I click on Expand, what's going to happen is that this row of icons is going to be expanded out to be just a little bit more descriptive, so that we can more easily tell what those icons are going to do. I'll go ahead and expand this by clicking on the Expand icon. So when I click on that, we can see that we have Start, we have Pinned tiles, All apps, we have the name of the person who's logged in, we have a shortcut to the settings, and then we have the Power button.
So I'm going to go ahead and click on Start, and that's going to put everything back the way that it was before I expanded it. So then the next thing that we have is Pinned tiles, which is what we're using right now. You can see the indicator right here indicating that we're looking at this in Pinned tiles mode. And we can see the tile that was pinned to the Start menu right here. In this case, there's only one. It's the Microsoft Edge tile. But then, if I go just beneath that, there's an All apps tile. And if I click on All apps, then what we're going to see is a list of all of the apps that are installed on this computer rather than simply seeing the tiles that have been pinned to the Start menu.
So let me show you what that looks like. I'll go ahead and click on the All apps icon. And so, now we see something that looks just a little bit more like the Start menu, and we can access any of our Windows 10 applications. And you'll notice that these are presented fairly large, making it easy to access all these on a touch screen device. So I'm going to put this back in Pinned tiles mode by clicking on the Pinned tiles icon. And then let's take a look at the last three icons, the ones that are in the lower left corner of the screen. So here we have the user who's logged in.
And if I click on this icon, then we have options to Sign out, to Lock the device, or to change the account settings. Then we have the Settings icon. And if I click on that, that's going to open up Windows Settings. And then finally, we have the Power icon. And if I click on that, that's going to give me the option to shut the device down. Now, if I want to put this back into Desktop mode, that's easy enough to do. All I have to do is go back to the Action Center. I'll click the Action Center icon. And I'll click on the Tablet mode icon one more time, and that's going to turn off Tablet mode and put me back in Desktop mode.
I'll do that now. And we can immediately see the screen change back into Desktop mode. So that's how you use Continuum and Tablet mode in Windows 10.
- Navigating the Windows 10 interface
- Implementing Windows 10 security
- Managing application compatibility
- Improving application performance with Game Mode
- Inking with Edge
- Configuring a network adapter
- Enabling mixed reality in Windows 10
- Using virtualization in Windows 10
- Using Remote Desktop Services
- Managing updates on individual devices and in the enterprise