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Definition: Win10 touch tips


These are the essentials for commanding a Windows 10 tablet or touchscreen PC with your finger or stylus. To turn on/off Tablet mode, see Win10 Tablet mode. If you are not familiar with Windows 10 basics, see Win10 abc's and Win10 Start menu. See also Win10 mouse tips.

Desktop Mode

1 - Access Start Menu
Tap Windows button on the taskbar.

2 - Make an App Become a Tile
Drag and drop the icon from All apps into the tile area.

3 - Switch Between Apps - Desktop Mode
Tap the window of the app you want to switch to or tap the Task View icon on taskbar and point to and tap a window.



Tablet Mode

1 - Access Start Menu
Tap Windows button; then the Apps or Tile icon.


2 - Make an App Become a Tile
Long tap All apps icon and select Pin to Start.

3 - Switch Between Apps
Tap Task View icon on taskbar and point to and tap a window.



Desktop and Tablet Modes

1 - Access Action Center
Tap the last icon on the taskbar.

2 - Search for Files, Apps, Settings
Tap Windows button and type the name.

3 - Close an App
Tap the red X on the upper right side of the app window or tap Exit from the program's File menu.

4 - Uninstall an App
Long tap and release All apps icon and tap Uninstall.

5 - Turn Off Computer
Tap Windows button and on/off icon.