Using your PC like a tablet

Tablet mode makes Windows easier and more intuitive to use with touch on devices such as 2-in-1s, or when you don’t want to use a keyboard and mouse. To turn on tablet mode, select Action Centre on the taskbar, then select Tablet mode.

Start and apps (including older programs) open in full-screen mode, giving you more space to work in. To use two apps side by side, drag an app to one side. You’ll see where it’ll snap, along with any open apps that can snap right next to it.

In tablet mode, there are a few more things you can do:

  • Use the shared edge between two snapped apps to resize both at the same time.

  • Select Task view on the taskbar, then drag an app to one side to snap it directly from task view.

  • Use the back button on the taskbar to go back in an app or to the previous app you were using.

  • Drag an app to the bottom of the screen to close it.

For more info about using touch, see Use touch with Windows.

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Article ID: 17210 - Last Review: 16 Dec 2016 - Revision: 6