Use your PC like a tablet

Tablet mode makes Windows more intuitive and easier to use when you have a touchscreen device.

Use tablet mode

To turn on tablet mode, select action center on the taskbar, then select Tablet mode .

Image of tablet mode quick action

Note: To find out if your device can automatically turn on tablet mode, search for your device on the manufacturer's website. Support for this feature depends on the hardware, the driver that's installed, and how the device was set up by the manufacturer. 

In tablet mode, apps open full screen, giving you more space to work. To close an app, drag it to the bottom of the screen.

Tip: The taskbar is available when your PC is in tablet mode, but you can hide it if you want more room on the screen. Select the Start button, select Settings > System > Tablet mode , then turn on Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode. To see the hidden taskbar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, or use your mouse to hover there.

Use two apps simultaneously

To use two apps side by side in tablet mode, drag an open app down and to the side. You'll see where it'll snap, and you'll see any open apps next to it.

In this view, you can also:

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

  • Open a new app from task view—select Task view on the taskbar, select an app, then drag it to one side to snap it into your divided screen.

  • Use the back button on the taskbar to go back in an app, or to open an app that you were using before.

To learn basic touchpad gestures, see Use touch with Windows.

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