Use your PC like a tablet

Applies to: Windows 10

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

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.

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.