Windows 10 – forcing tablet mode

In win 10, at least Microsoft have given users the option of tablet or desktop mode… unfortunately… as per usual for products of late…. there’s not exactly great ways to manage this as a deployment admin.

For one client, they wanted certain groups to be forced into tablet mode…. no group policy for that.

Using process monitor, found the reg key was

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

TabletMode = DWORD(1)

 

Unfortunately entering that key into the HKU\.Default doesn’t seem to work…. I can only assume that setting is detected and over-written during the new profile process.

Anyhoo – setting the regkey using GP prefs does work.

You may also want to set

ConvertibleSlateModePromptPreference = DWORD(2)