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Turn On or Off Make File Explorer Buttons Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Make buttons in File Explorer easier to touch for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on.

When turned on, some elements like buttons in File Explorer will have more spacing between them to make them easier to press with touch on a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off make buttons in File Explorer easier to touch when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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Turn On or Off Make Taskbar Icons Easier to Touch when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Make taskbar icons easier to touch for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on.

When turned on, icons on the taskbar will be spaced out more to make it easier to touch them on a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off make app icons on the taskbar easier to touch when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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Turn On or Off Show Search Icon without Search Box when entering Tablet Posture in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 19592, Microsoft is beginning to roll out (again) the new tablet experience for 2-in-1 convertible PCs as a preview to some Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This experience is separate from the Tablet Mode experience that you will still be able to use. This new experience allows users entering tablet posture to stay in the familiar desktop experience without interruption with a few key touch improvements:

  • Taskbar icons are spaced out
  • Search box on taskbar is collapsed into icon-only mode
  • Touch keyboard auto invokes when you tap a text field
  • File explorer elements will have a little more padding, to make them comfortable to interact with using touch

In order to help ensure quality, the feature will be rolling out slowly, starting with a portion of the Insiders that have never detached their keyboard before, or have their tablet mode settings set to Don’t ask me and don’t switch.

You can turn on or off Show the search icon without the search box for when you enter tablet posture (ex: fold the 2-in-1 convertible PC) without tablet mode turned on and the taskbar Search icon set to Show search box.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show the search icon without the search box on the taskbar when entering tablet posture for your account on a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Activate Keys on Touch Keyboard when Lift Finger for Narrator in Windows 10

Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

When in an editing area (ex: text box) while typing by touch, a touch keyboard will appear in the lower part of the screen and Narrator will play a sound to indicate that a keyboard has appeared. To enter text, double-tap the characters you want to enter.

To enter text more quickly, you can turn on the On the touch keyboard, activate keys when I lift my finger Narrator setting to enter characters as soon as you lift your finger off the character on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate keys on the touch keyboard when you lift your finger for Narrator for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Touch Screen in Windows 10

A touchscreen, or touch screen, is an input device that enables you to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touchscreens).

If your device has a touch screen, you may want to disable and enable it as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the touch screen in Windows 10.

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How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 PC (ex: laptop) has a built-in touchpad and you like to use an external USB or Bluetooth mouse, you can set to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected and automatically enable the touchpad when the mouse is disconnected.

This tutorial will show you how to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Ignore Touch Input when using Pen in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 device has a pen or another type of stylus, you can customize what your pen does and how it works with your PC.

If you find yourself bumping the screen while using your pen, you may want to turn on the Ignore touch input when I’m using my pen setting to avoid potential issues.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to ignore touch input when using a pen for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external hardware keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you will now see text suggestions to select from by default while typing on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off autocorrect misspelled words as you type on the touch keyboard when text suggestions are available for your account in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Add Space after Text Suggestion for Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external hardware keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you will now see text suggestions to select from by default while typing on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off add a space after you choose a text suggestion while using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

ou can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external hardware keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you will now see text suggestions to select from by default while typing on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show text suggestions as you type using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Touch Keyboard Add Period after Double-tab Spacebar in Windows 10

You can use different keyboards with Windows to fit your needs. The most common is a physical, external hardware keyboard that you plug into your PC. Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for PCs.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you can add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar in the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off add a period after you double-tap the Spacebar while using the touch keyboard for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Touch Scrolling Friction in Windows 10

If you have a touch screen in Windows 10, you can change the touch scrolling friction to what you want. The friction is the amount of drag by which the content scrolls when you slide your finger to scroll. If you reduce the friction value, the touch scrolling speed will be faster. If you increase the friction value, it will scroll slower.

This tutorial will show you how to change the touch scrolling friction for your account in Windows 10.

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