Use tablet mode, game mode, and night mode in Windows 10

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One of the most attractive aspects of Windows 10 is the versatility it offers to its users. Through its various modes, it can offer different experiences depending on the use that we are going to give to our PC. In this post we are going to see how to use tablet mode, game mode and night mode in Windows 10.

The truth is that these three modes are very different from each other, but it can be tremendously useful for the same user. Each of them in their corresponding context, of course. Let's take a look at all three below:

Tablet mode in Windows 10

Let's start with the tablet mode of Windows 10 which, as its name suggests, is designed for those users who have a tablet with the Microsoft operating system installed.

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This mode came to end one of the great complaints from users of the previous version, Windows 8. The use of tablets for all kinds of tasks has become so popular that it was a matter of justice that Windows paid due attention to these devices .

Is an optional mode that adapts the interface for use on touch devices. That means that it works for both tablets and touch screen laptops. In Windows 10 tablet mode, the app bar disappears, being replaced by a few buttons (start, back, Cortana). Also, the desktop becomes minimalist. So much so that it can be a bit confusing the first time you use it. However, when we get used to it, we quickly discover that it is very practical and simple.

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Too easy activate tablet mode on a pc. All you have to do is go to the Notifications panel and tap tablet mode there. On "convertible" laptops it's even easier: just unplug the keyboard and tablet mode will automatically kick in.

Can it be used on a PC with a non-touch screen? In principle yes, although it is not recommended. It's actually very uncomfortable.

Game mode in Windows 10

If you are a fan of Gaming, you are going to get a lot out of Windows 10 Game Mode. It is an ideal solution for those players who do not have a computer specifically prepared to play. This is the best way you will find adapt the computer to our gamer needs.

What happens when we activate game mode in Windows 10? Most importantly, background activities are limited in order to maximize game performance. While this mode is running, updates and notifications are temporarily disabled. All the resources of the computer are dedicated to the game at hand.

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Game mode is activated in three easy steps:

  1. First of all, we go to the menu of Configuration.
  2. In the window that opens next, we select the option Games.
  3. Then, in the panel on the left, click on the tab "Game Mode". Finally, that is where you have to activate the option “Use game mode”.

It is true that the game mode will not provide us with the same experience as a good computer for Gaming, with peripherals and accessories included, but we will achieve a very similar result.

Night mode

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El night mode or night light mode It is quite an advance of Windows 10 that was introduced with the eye health of users in mind. So many hours glued to our computer screens, sooner or later, end up taking their toll on our eyes. And it is that blue light from computers is very harmful, especially at night or if we use our device in places with little light. Among other things, it causes itchy eyes, headaches and, in some cases, sleep disorders.

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This mode is an effective tool to avoid this. Night mode modifies that blue light and the brightness of the screen, thus reducing eye strain and favoring the use of the screen in dimly lit environments. To activate this mode, there are two methods:


These are the steps to follow:

  1. First we use the key combination Windows + I
  2. Then we click on "System" and, in the menu on the left of the window, we select "Screen".
  3. Below we find many different screen configurations to choose from. The one we must select is "Night Light Settings".
  4. Finally, we click on "Activate Now" and then regulate the warmth of the screen to our liking.

Automatic setup

To perform this configuration, we must do the following:

  1. First we go to the menu "Setting".
  2. There we select first "System" and then "Screen".
  3. In the following options, we choose the one of "Night Light Settings", in which you have to configure one of these two options of the night light program:
    • From dusk to dawn.
    • define hours and set our own hours.

Other little-known modes of Windows 10

In addition to tablet mode and the others that we have seen, there are other modes of Windows 10 that are unknown or little known to most users of this operating system. So much so, that there are those who call them "hidden modes". At first, they may seem unimportant to us, but in reality they can be very useful at certain times. You may never get to use them, but it never hurts to know them. Let's see some of them below:

Battery saving mode

It may be interesting for laptops. As its name indicates, this mode will allow us to save battery when it is almost depleted and we still need to use the computer. What this mode does is reduce the brightness and temporarily suspend the background synchronization of applications. In other words, put our PC "at idle".

Concentration mode

It is recommended to activate this mode when we have to perform a task without distractions or interruptions from the system. Focus mode also lets us set our own priorities.

God mode

This flashy name is used to designate a mode that activates a bunch of new features in Windows 10. It is activated in a few simple steps:

  • In any path of our computer, we right click and select «New".
  • Then we click on "File".
  • Finally, we replace the name of this folder with this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Once the God mode, we will discover a new world of possibilities in Windows 10.

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