With Windows 10, Microsoft is introducing a new feature called Tablet mode. When this feature is enabled, Windows 10 automatically optimizes its UI based on the current input modes available on the system. For example, if you are using Surface Pro 3 with keyboard attached, you will have a different Start Menu experience optimized for keyboard and mouse. If you remove the keyboard attached to the Surface Pro 3, Windows 10 automatically changes Start Menu UI for touch input. This feature was already present in the publicly released Windows 10 Technical Preview builds, but in the upcoming Windows 10 Build, Microsoft is further improving this feature.
In the leaked Windows 10 Build 10036, instead of having just ‘On’ and ‘Off’ for tablet mode, Microsoft now allows users to select when the device should switch modes. You have the following three options,
- Never prompt me and always stay in current mode
- Always prompt me to confirm
- Never prompt me and always switch modes
Apart from this, we are still uncovering many other changes in the leaked build. Stay tuned.