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New Training: Windows 10 Touch Capabilities

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Published on February 22, 2021

In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham covers the touch capabilities of Windows 10. Learn how to set up your device for touch so you don't have to use a mouse and keyboard, how to use a tablet pen as mouse, how to ink in Microsoft Office and Windows apps, and how to input text by using an on-screen keyboard, the handwriting input panel, or dictation. Gain an understanding of Microsoft Whiteboard and the customization options you can apply to your tablet pen. Watch this new Microsoft Windows 10 training.

Learn Microsoft Windows 10 with one of these courses:

This training includes:

  • 9 videos

  • 52 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction to Windows 10 Touch Capabilities

  • Tablet Mode

  • Using Your Pen as a Mouse

  • Inputting Text

  • Customising Your Pen

  • Inking in Windows Apps

  • Microsoft Whiteboard

  • Inking in Microsoft Office

  • Review

What is Windows 10 Tablet Mode?

Windows 10 Tablet mode allows you to interact with your touchscreen-enabled PC as if it were a tablet, without the need of a keyboard or mouse. This optimizes your device by using large app icons, having fewer of these icons displaying, and by enabling the onscreen keyboard. In Tablet mode, you will also find that the Start menu is not in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen as you would expect in Desktop mode, but in the center of the screen.

You can enable Tablet mode in three ways. You can do it through the Settings option in the Start menu, through searching for "tablet mode" in the Taskbar's Search box, and in the Windows 10 Action Center. You can also disable Tablet mode through the Action Center and the Settings option.

When enabling Tablet mode, you can further choose when you want it enabled, such as at sign-in or when the device determines that it makes sense.

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