Antique VAIO Tap 11 stuck in tablet mode (Windows 11). Help Please.


seemebreakthis

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I have a VAIO Tap 11 that has a wireless keyboard (i.e. always detached). Just installed Windows 11, everything seems to be working just fine, except it is always in tablet mode, so all the icons in file explorer for instance are always spaced out.

Other apps like Excel (<-- see my screenshot) also space out everything, making it a pain to use.

I suspect this is due to the keyboard being always detached, so the system never detects an attached keyboard. According to sites like this, it seems Windows 11 has lost a dedicated tablet mode, but by 'attaching / detaching the keyboard' you make the computer think it is in and out of the tablet mode, and apps that are sensitive to this setting will create / compress gaps between icons to adjust. It seems Windows 11 does not have any setting to explicitly enable / disable tablet mode manually anymore.

My model always has the keyboard detached, so maybe this is why the machine seems to always be in tablet mode?

So what should I do? Is there a registry setting or something like that that will permanently disable tablet mode? I hope there are experts out there who can give me a suggestion on what to do ! Thanks in advance.
 

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The-Hive

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I think The spacing in Excel is because of tablet mode to allow you to use fingers (touchscreen)
have a look at How to use Tablet mode in Windows 11
Or have a look settings > Accessibility > Keyboard, may help
Is it Win 11 compatible ??
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
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    1920x1080
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    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
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    Alienware AW610M
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    Norton
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    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
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    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
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    Chrome
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