1. monkeysaintfun's Avatar
    Got the technical preview installed on my ThinkPad Yoga but unfortunately Continuum does not do a single thing. No automatic tablet mode when I folks the laptop into tablet mode :(
    01-24-2015 03:45 AM
  2. sakai135's Avatar
    Well, yes, since the OEM needs to provide an update for the auto-switch to work. Surface is the only hardware that currently has it. In the mean time, enjoy the face that you can manually switch modes.
    01-24-2015 03:57 AM
  3. slyronit's Avatar
    No. The current build doesn't have continuum. It doesn't need a hardware switch.
    01-24-2015 05:58 AM
  4. JamesDax's Avatar
    No. The current build doesn't have continuum. It doesn't need a hardware switch.
    Yes. The current build does have continuum but only for Surface tablets. OEMs need to provide and update to make it work for their hardware.
    01-24-2015 07:21 AM
  5. monkeysaintfun's Avatar
    Yes. The current build does have continuum but only for Surface tablets. OEMs need to provide and update to make it work for their hardware.
    That's a shame, I would have thought a simple keyboard detection would have sufficed. I mean the keyboard disabled when flipped so surely MS could implement that without individual OEMs doing it
    01-24-2015 07:33 AM
  6. 4ny0n3's Avatar
    Is there a way to force Continuum in a desktop PC?
    01-24-2015 08:24 AM
  7. Jas00555's Avatar
    That's a shame, I would have thought a simple keyboard detection would have sufficed. I mean the keyboard disabled when flipped so surely MS could implement that without individual OEMs doing it
    No, it's drivers for the hardware that tells the OS that a keyboard is detached. It needs OEM implementation.
    01-24-2015 08:26 AM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    Is there a way to force Continuum in a desktop PC?
    Go to the notification center, then click on the "tablet mode" button.
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    01-24-2015 08:26 AM
  9. makona23's Avatar
    I think they should put an option to force a desktop in continuum. That would be great for desktops that will converted to kiosk.
    01-24-2015 08:28 AM
  10. 4ny0n3's Avatar
    Well I guess I've been using my terms wrong. Continuum is being able to switch modes "seamlessly" whereas I was talking about enable tablet mode on PC. Right?
    01-24-2015 09:27 AM
  11. Jas00555's Avatar
    Well I guess I've been using my terms wrong. Continuum is being able to switch modes "seamlessly" whereas I was talking about enable tablet mode on PC. Right?
    I guess that depends on what Continuum is exactly. Tom Warren and Daniel Rubino were disagreeing on what exactly it meant, whether it was the ability to switch or whether it was the auto change ability.

    To answer it in a different way, you can change a desktop PC to tablet mode, but it requires OEM implementation to do it automatically. How you define Continuum determines the answer to your question.
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    01-24-2015 09:47 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    If by tablet mode you are referring to Continuum then yes, you can force a desktop into tablet mode although why you would want to is my next question. If you want a true tablet mode then you'll need Windows 10 RT and an ARM tablet.
    01-24-2015 10:38 AM
  13. slyronit's Avatar
    Do you have access to documentation which says continuum needs OEM support? It would have been lot easier to toggle modes by detecting a mouse or a trackpad.

    Do you have a Surface Pro and can confirm that Continuum works in the current build?
    01-24-2015 10:48 AM
  14. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    It does work with SP3 and their keyboards. Other devices are not implemented yet
    01-24-2015 10:49 AM
  15. JamesDax's Avatar
    People making this more complicated then it is. If you have a Desktop PC then Desktop mode is the default but you can switch to tablet mode you want. For instance, if you have a touch screen monitor you might want to do that. If you have a tablet then the default is tablet mode but you can switch to desktop if you want. But only on tablets 8in or larger. If you have a 2 in 1 then have continuum. When you switch to laptop mode it will prompt you do you want to switch to desktop. When you switch to tablet mode it will prompt you do you want to switch to tablet. Or it could switch automatically in either case. How continuum works, however, is up to the OEM.

    As far as continuum in this Tech Preview only Surface tablets are supported right now because it's up to OEMs to provide the drivers. This may come in later updates and will certainly be ready by official release.
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    01-24-2015 10:49 AM
  16. slyronit's Avatar
    People making this more complicated then it is. If you have a Desktop PC then Desktop mode is the default but you can switch to tablet mode you want. For instance, if you have a touch screen monitor you might want to do that. If you have a tablet then the default is tablet mode but you can switch to desktop if you want. But only on tablets 8in or larger. If you have a 2 in 1 then have continuum. When you switch to laptop mode it will prompt you do you want to switch to desktop. When you switch to tablet mode it will prompt you do you want to switch to tablet. Or it could switch automatically in either case. How continuum works, however, is up to the OEM.

    As far as continuum in this Tech Preview only Surface tablets are supported right now because it's up to OEMs to provide the drivers. This may come in later updates and will certainly be ready by official release.
    It is, actually complicated.

    I have a 10 inch tablet. I never connect a keyboard or mouse to it. However, windows 10 uses desktop mode. I have to manually switch to tablet modd, even then after a reboot it switches back to desktop mode.

    It is complicated because it is buggy. It is buggy because it is Beta. That is why we are cribbing on forums.
    01-24-2015 01:01 PM
  17. JamesDax's Avatar
    It is, actually complicated.

    I have a 10 inch tablet. I never connect a keyboard or mouse to it. However, windows 10 uses desktop mode. I have to manually switch to tablet modd, even then after a reboot it switches back to desktop mode.

    It is complicated because it is buggy. It is buggy because it is Beta. That is why we are cribbing on forums.
    Still not complicated. It's buggy like you said. So go tell MS. In the mean while manually switch to tablet mode like you've been doing.
    See. Simple.
    01-24-2015 01:41 PM
  18. neo158's Avatar
    It is, actually complicated.

    I have a 10 inch tablet. I never connect a keyboard or mouse to it. However, windows 10 uses desktop mode. I have to manually switch to tablet modd, even then after a reboot it switches back to desktop mode.

    It is complicated because it is buggy. It is buggy because it is Beta. That is why we are cribbing on forums.
    That right there is the answer to why it won't work the way you want it to, it's not a beta it's a Tech Preview so as JamesDax3 said you need to provide Microsoft with feedback.
    01-24-2015 01:45 PM

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