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Touch/Mouse Mode changes the spacing of the buttons on the ribbon to accommodate either using a mouse or a touch screen. For the touch screen, the buttons are spaced farther apart so they’re easier to tap.

Turn on Touch Mode

  1. Select the Touch/Mouse Mode hand icon on the Quick Access Toolbar. 

    Touch Mouse Mode

  2. Select Touch.

    Mouse and Touch options

Note: To turn off Touch Mode, repeat the steps.

Add Touch/Mouse Mode to the Quick Access Toolbar

If you don’t see the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar, you can add it.

  1. Press  Down arrow to Quick Access Bar drop-down list on the Quick Access Toolbar to view the Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. Select Touch/Mouse Mode.

Quick Access drop-down list

Touch Mode spaces the buttons a little farther apart on the screen, so they’re easier to tap. You can turn on Touch Mode by tapping the Touch Mode button on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Touch mode button

Or tap the Touch/Mouse Mode hand icon on the Quick Access Toolbar and tap Touch.

Touch mode hand icon

If you don’t see the button or the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar, you can add it.

  1. Press, hold, then release any button on the Quick Access Toolbar, then tap Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

  2. Under Popular commands, tap Touch Mode or Touch/Mouse Mode, and tap Add.

To turn Touch Mode off, tap the Touch Mode button again. Or tap the Touch/Mouse Mode hand icon and tap Mouse.

More touch tips

To make text and objects bigger, swipe from the right edge of the screen, tap Start, swipe up, tap All Apps, tap Control Panel (under Windows System), tap Appearance & Personalization, tap Display, and tap Medium – 125%.

To see touch in Office, check out the Office Touch Guide.

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