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Gizmo2005

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Does anyone use this setting. I want to use the tablet. But I want to see it in desktop mode. All of my business programs are on the desktop. Right now, I cannot. When I unplug from keyboard, it shows it in Windows (Metro) mode.

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jnjroach

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Does anyone use this setting. I want to use the tablet. But I want to see it in desktop mode. All of my business programs are on the desktop. Right now, I cannot. When I unplug from keyboard, it shows it in Windows (Metro) mode.

Thanks-
Settings - System - Tablet mode then configure like below

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Gizmo2005

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This is the same settings I currently have. However, when I detach the screen, it goes to Tablet Mode. How do I get it to Desktop Mode while using my tablet?
 

jnjroach

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Sounds like you have other issues - from an elevated CMD Prompt run:

sfc /scannow

If that doesn't help we can drive to do a DISM Online Health restore, worse case scenario you should reset the Surface Book.
 
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Gizmo2005

Member
I don't want to reset it unless I know that I have the problem. So what you're saying is that you should be able to have the tablet and it would show the desktop screen?
 

MikemanSP4

Super Moderator
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I am with JnRoach - I ALWAYS use the "Desktop Mode" and permanently disable the "Tablet Mode". Have you checked the registry? Use Win+R, then type in "Regedit" to enter editing the Registry

The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

TabletMode DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On

I DON'T recommend using the Registry Solution unless you are familiar with such - Make sure you backup your registry before attempting this repair. If your Registry is set to DWORD "0" and you still cannot use the desktop mode - and the "sfc /scannow" repair does not work - I again agree with JnRoach in resetting your system.
 
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