How to Prevent Windows 10 from Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode?

In some Windows laptops, you have an option where you can switch to tablet mode. The tablet mode helps you operate your system as a tablet i.e., you can work things just by touching the screen. Now in case you have a system that can automatically switch between the normal and the tablet mode and are uncomfortable using it, you can disable it permanently with the help of this risewindows article. Windows 10 now automatically change to tablet mode when the keyboard is taken from the convertible system as of the October 2020 Update. The Tablet Mode in Windows 10 gives users a more touch-friendly experience by forcing all applications to run in full screen and replacing the Start Menu with a Start screen.

The following ways can be used to stop Windows 10 from automatically switching to tablet mode:-

  1. Using Settings App.
  2. Via Windows Registry

How to Stop Windows 10 from Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode using the Settings app?

Step 1: First, go to the Settings app on your computer. You can do so by pressing the Windows key + I from the keyboard.

Step 2: Now go to the Systems category.

Step 3: Select Tablet from the System menu in the left side pane.

Step 4: Choose “Don’t switch to tablet mode” or “Ask me before switching modes” from the drop-down list next to “When I use this device as a tablet” on the Tablet’s right side pane.

  • Don’t switch to tablet mode– Selecting this option will prevent your computer from switching to tablet mode when the keyboard is removed.
  • Ask me before switching modes– It will request your approval before converting to tablet mode when the keyboard is removed from the computer.
  • Always switch to the tablet mode– When the keyboard is removed from the computer, Windows will automatically transition to tablet mode.

How to Prevent Windows 10 from Automatically Switching to Tablet Mode through Registry Editor?

Step 1: Go to the run dialog box by simultaneously pressing the Windows logo + R keys.

Step 2: Now,  type the following and click on the OK button to open the Registry Editor:-


When the User Account Control dialogue appears, select Yes to proceed.

Step 3: Type the following in the Registry Editor on the left side pane:-


Step 4: To access the settings of the 32-DWORD Value ConvertibleSlateModePromptPreference, double-click on it in the right pane. Select either 0 or 1 for the Value data.

  • 0 = Don’t switch to tablet mode
  • 1= Ask me before switching modes
  • = Always switch to tablet mode

Step 5: Click on OK.

Step 6: Finally, reboot your computer after closing the Registry Editor.

Without your permission, Windows 10 will no longer automatically switch to tablet mode.

That is it.

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