Solved SP3 continuum when in dock

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  1. agt499

    agt499 Member

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    I'm very happy with the automatic continuum behaviour when attaching /detaching the type cover, or flipping it behind for quick tablet use. Very well executed.
    However when I put it in the surface dock, it remains in tablet mode unless I attach the type cover (which I don't want to use as I have a full size keyboard).
    Are others seeing this too, or does yours go to desktop mode when docked?
    Do you agree that it should go to desktop?
     
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    I also dock without the keyboard - haven't upgraded to Win10 yet.
     
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    I'm running Windows 10 and docked right now with an external monitors, keyboard and mouse attached. I was in desktop mode and the option to switch to tablet mode was disabled.

    So I did a test. I undocked it and switched to tablet mode and then put it back in the dock. It gave me a message that "Tablet mode isn't available when connected to multiple displays" and automatically switched to desktop mode.

    I then disconnected my external monitor and then it let me switch back and forth between modes while docked without a problem.

    So mine is letting me switch between desktop and tablet mode while docked but if I have an external monitor attached it will automatically put me in desktop mode and won't let me switch.
     
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    Tablet Mode is disabled when using multiple monitors....
     
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    Aha - that makes sense: my other issue post W10 is that my external monitors no longer work. o_O

    Sounds like there's some chance that if I can get them working, the continuum will fix too.
    Thanks for the feedback
     
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    I do not have the dock, but you would think Microsoft would have put another trigger in instead of multiple displays.
     

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