If you’ve ever enabled a setting by accident, through a bug or through some prank happy friends, you know how annoying it can be to work out what setting was changed, and how to change it back. In this article, we’ll cover how to get Windows 10 out of tablet mode.
The first and quickest method is by tapping on the tablet mode button in the Windows Action Centre. To open the Action Centre, tap on the speech bubble in the bottom left-hand corner of the start bar, directly to the right of the clock. In the top left-hand slot of icons that show up in the Action Centre, should be an icon labelled “Tablet mode”, tap this icon once and tablet mode will be disabled.
The second method should help if tablet mode launching is a recurring issue. You need to open the tablet mode settings in the Settings app. Just search for “tablet” in the Windows start menu and it will open the settings app in the right place.
In the tablet mode settings, set “When I sign in” to “Use desktop mode”, and set “When this device automatically turns tablet mode on or off” to either “Don’t ask me and don’t switch” or “Always ask me before switching” if you have a device that you may want to switch to tablet mode.
These two options will force Windows to start in desktop mode and will then disable automatic switches to tablet mode. You can still enable and disable tablet mode manually if you need it, but this method will stop your device from automatically switching when you don’t want it to.