ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Tablet mode

This section describes the design decisions associated with tablet mode on Windows 10 and 11 endpoints configured according to guidance in ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Tablet Mode is an adaptive user experience feature in Windows that optimises the look and behaviour of applications and the Windows shell for the physical form factor and end-users usage preferences.

Tablet Mode is a feature that switches a device experience from tablet mode to desktop mode and back. The primary way for an end-user to enter and exit “tablet mode” is manually through the Action Centre. In addition, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can report hardware transitions (for example, transformation of 2-in-1 device from clamshell to tablet and vice versa), enabling automatic switching between the two modes.

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