How to Fix Stuck Full-Screen Start Menu in Tablet Mode on Windows: Step-by-Step Guide

If you’ve encountered the frustrating issue of your Start Menu being stuck in full-screen mode while using Tablet Mode on Windows, this tutorial will guide you through the steps to resolve it. We’ll help you switch back to the regular Start Menu view.

Before you begin:

Before you start, ensure that you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11 in Tablet Mode. You may need administrative privileges to make these changes.

Step 1: Access Action Center

Open Action Center: Swipe in from the right edge of your screen (or press the Action Center icon in the taskbar) to open Action Center.

Step 2: Check Tablet Mode Status

Tablet Mode: In the Action Center, locate the Tablet Mode button or tile. Click or tap on it to check its status.

Step 3: Turn Off Tablet Mode

Turn Off Tablet Mode: If Tablet Mode is currently turned on (highlighted or active), click or tap on it to toggle it off. This action will switch your device out of Tablet Mode.

Step 4: Confirm Exit

Confirm Exit: You’ll receive a confirmation prompt asking if you want to exit Tablet Mode. Confirm your choice to exit Tablet Mode.

Step 5: Test Start Menu

Test Start Menu: After exiting Tablet Mode, check your Start Menu. It should no longer be stuck in full-screen mode and should function as expected.

Step 6: Additional Tips

Check for Updates: Sometimes, system updates may address issues like this. Make sure your Windows operating system is up to date by installing any available updates.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully resolved the issue of a stuck full-screen Start Menu in Tablet Mode on Windows. Your Start Menu should now work correctly in its regular mode.

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