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How to disable Tablet Mode.

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Follow these steps to disable Tablet Mode.

  1. On the Start screen, in the upper-left corner, click or tap the Start menu icon.

    Start menu icon

  2. On the Start Menu, click or tap Settings.

    Tablet Mode Start menu

  3. In the Settings window, click or tap System.

    System

  4. In the System screen, on the left of the screen, scroll down to and click or tap Tablet Mode.
  5. On the right side of the screen, under Make Windows more touch-friendly when using you device as a tablet, click to move the slider to Off.

    Tablet mode

Tablet Mode is now disabled and the taskbar and desktop icons will be displayed.