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Yoga 3 Pro, fails to change to tablet mode or disable keyboard

Q: Yoga 3 Pro, fails to change to tablet mode or disable keyboard

I have factory reset my yoga 3 pro numerous times and I can never get the keyboard to disable in tablet mode. Furthermore, the laptop should automatically switch to tablet mode when flipping the screen into tent mode, etc but it doesn't. Also, the laptop never is able to auto-rotate vertically. I have followed the instructions on the lenovo site by keeping lenovo harmony and one key optimizer but that solution never works. Recently I have noticed that the screen brightness key doesn't work properly either. I use the dimming keys and they either make the screen the highest level of brightness or the lowest but no level in-between. I have factory reset this laptop so many times. I feel like some of the original programs that came with the computer could be interfering or Lenovo just doesn't bother to keep the software up to date...

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Helloive searched the forum and the web alot to solve this issue.when going to tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad wont auto- disable.makes impossible to write this way.i have a yoga 900s, with all the latest drivers.tryed to reinstall lenovo YMC. not helping at all.any help? thanks

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Hi all. I have a Yoga 11e 3rd Gen Thinkpad Laptop with Windows 10 (not Chromebook).  Full Device Name: Yoga 11e 3rd Gen (Type 20G8, 20GA) Laptop (ThinkPad)Machine Type Model: 20GA000KUSBIOS Version: R0AET37W (1.20)BIOS Date: 2018-01-19 (latest)  OS Edition: Windows 10 ProVersion: 1703OS Build: 15063.112Type: 64-bit Here's the issue: When folding the physical keyboard all the way back to use the device as a tablet:The physical keyboard does not disableThe physical touchpad does not disableWindows does not automatically enter Tablet Mode Can Lenovo support or anyone provide a list of all Lenovo and Microsoft components on which the above features depend to work properly on my Yoga 11e? I'm looking for: The names of current/correct Lenovo software, services, drivers, and background processes that should all be running on this laptop model, and Dependent Microsoft services, drivers and processes.... that must all be installed and working properly to enter and exit tablet mode correctly by folding the physical keyboard back. I've tried all commonly discussed solutions I've found online. None of them resolve the issue or are clear about which system components the feature depends for this model laptop. Very frustrating. Thank you for any help or tips.     

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Hi all, I've noticed that my Yoga 910 is not auto rotatingwhen I set it to tent mode nor to tablet mode. Not only it doesn't auto rotate but it also keep the keyboard active... Not sure if this is a faulty sensor problem or just some bug. I've tried to follow the solutions presented in other topics but without success even tried a system restore but the problem is still here. I can't really identify which update has created this situtation but I know that when a couple of months ago it was still working. I also have the impression that more are affected, so could Lenovo release a patch to troubleshoot and solve such an important issue for a Yoga product (basically there is no Yoga functionality with this problem). Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi, I've been experiencing an issue since the re-installation of Windows 10 on my lenovo yoga 510-14ISK. When I flip the computer to a "tablet" position, I face two problems :1) the tablet mode in windows 10 won't want to activate itself automatically2) the manual keyboard and the trackpad aren't disabled which is very very annoying I did not have those problems on my previous installation of Windows 10 (same version).I've tried to update my pilotes, as well as restarting my computer sevral times but the problem is still here... Anyone has a guess ? Have a great day.

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Hi, I've been experiencing an issue since the re-installation of Windows 10 on my lenovo yoga 510-14ISK. When I flip the computer to a "tablet" position, I face two problems :1) the tablet mode in windows 10 won't want to activate itself automatically2) the manual keyboard and the trackpad aren't disabled which is very very annoying I did not have those problems on my previous installation of Windows 10 (same version).I've tried to update my pilotes, as well as restarting my computer sevral times but the problem is still here... Anyone has a guess ? Have a great day.

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Sometimes when I switch from tablet mode to laptop mode the keyboard and/or touchpad doesn't work temporarily (like 10-30 seconds). Sometimes the keyboard backlighting stays on when switching from tablet mode to laptop mode.

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Hey i bought the HP spectre and i cant figure out how to disable the keyboard and mouse when i am in tablet mode.help! Thank you, 

A:hp spectre how to disable keyboard and mouse in tablet mode

@samvivi, Hello and thank you for posting on the HP support forums.  So that I can provide you with the best possible support please post back with your Full Model and Product Number. Before posting back please check out this link as well. Advice for asking the "Very Best Question" Please post back when you have a chance so that I can provide you with the link to your user guide. Thank you again for posting and have a great day.

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Hi everyone! I have an issue with my X1 yoga. When I turn back the lid, the laptop remains in computer moder and doesn't automatically change to tablet mode. In the settings, I've already chosen "Always switch to tablet mode". When I first got the laptop, the tablet on and off switch was very smooth when I turn back/front the lid. But after a few months use, it malfunctions... So I wonder if any software will block the function? Thank you for your help in advance!

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Hi everyone. I'm very new here. I just got my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro i7 8GB last month. And I'm wondering if it's possible for the keyboard to be enabled while in tablet mode. Since I wanna make it as my external keyboard and I'm gonna use an external monitor for bigger screen through MicroHDMI-HDMI connection. Please let me know how to do it. I hope someone can help me here. Thank you

A:Yoga 2 Pro: Enable keyboard in tablet mode

Follow this post: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Yoga-2-Pro-Screen-Rotation/td-p/1503752 Once we figure out what program fixes his issue, you just got to uninstall the program in question. 

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I did go to settings and devices and clicked the box I was suppose to click. In TABLET mode, when I touch the Google bar to enter text into it, the keyboard will not appear so I have to manually launch the keyboard then when I am done I have to manually close the keyboard as there is no "DONE" or "GO" or "ENTER" button on the keyboard in tablet mode. Thank you for any suggestions.













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A:Yoga 900 Keyboard Not Popping Up in Tablet Mode

Hi Ljmesg,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Follow the below steps and check if it helps.

Right click on the Task barand select Show Touch Keyboard Button.
Open the Keyboardand close it (just to check if it?s working).
Next click on Action center and select Tablet Mode.
Once you are in Tablet mode, again Right click on the Task barand select Show Touch Keyboard Button.  
Open the Key board and check if it?s working in Tablet mode. Next check if it?s available on the task bar in both desktop and tablet mode.

 
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Hi, in tablet mode on the Yoga 900, the keyboard is split and I'm trying to figure out how set it so it isn't split.  There is a button in the bottom right corner of the right side of the keyboard that looks like a keypad, but nothing happens when I touch it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, It's been a little more than a week that I purchased this Lenovo Yoga 730-13". In tablet mode, the onscreen keyboard disappears/becomes invisible randomly and doesn't come back at all except with a total pc restart. This is a serious issue as I needed a 2in1 laptop and its tablet feature. Can Lenovo Support please assist me in dealing with this? Regards,Musa

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Hi everybody, recently I bought a zoga 920 but unfortunately it doesn't change from tablet mode to desktop automatically, any suggestion how to solve it? 

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When I'm using my laptop in tablet mode and I touch a text entry box to try to type something in, the on-screen keyboar activates, but is essentially invisible - I can only see the outline of where the keyboard is supposed to be. As a result, I can't type anything while I'm in tablet mode, which is rather bothersome.

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Hi!For some reason, i want to use X1 Yoga 3rd in tablet mode but with usb keyboard and mouse as input device, i don't have Yoga, but want to buy one, so i just wonder whether it can be used in this way?Thanks

A:does X1 Yoga 3rd Gen support usb keyboard and mouse in tablet mode?

Yes.  I just tried it.

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Lenovo yoga 520 when i switch to tablet mode, the keyboard is not disabled.Do i need to have some lenovo drivers ? 

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Hi, I recently bought an used 910 and thought it was a good idea to return it to Factory Settings. As novo button was not working, I tried using the recovery image (downloaded from Lenovo support site), but it threw an error by the end of its process and Windows was unusable; for some reason lenovo support stated that I wasnt able to download the image again and point me up to download W10 directly. I proceed to download W10 directly and install it without ANY problem, later I installed all the applications/ drivers from:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ar/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-910-13ikb/download... Now for the problems:* When I fold into tablet mode, tablet mode IS enabled... but keyboard and trackpad are still 100% active.* Accelerometer/ sensors are showing "noise" by Lenovo Diagnostics, this in turn make that when on tablet mode, to be "wacky"... like tablet mode on and off. All of this is specially odd, as prior to formatting tablet mode was working fine... I know, if it is working, do not fix it... but I thought that after buying a laptop to a stranger, it was a good thing to do. Now for the checkups:* YMC (yoga mode control) service is installed and running.* Another post stated about installing OneKey optimizer  and Harmonize, I couldnt find those for Win10.* No missing drivers found on Device Manager... but:   - Keyboard is stated as: Standard PS/2 Keyboard (is this correct?). Version: 10.0.17763.1 (microsoft... Read more

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Hi!For some reason, i want to use X1 Yoga 3rd in tablet mode but with usb keyboard and mouse as input device, i don't have Yoga, but want to buy one, so i just wonder whether it can be used in this way?Thanks

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Hello, I'm having trouble starting my 260. Im using the hard drive decryption and therefore need to enter password before booting. Once in a while, the keyboard refuses to work directly After a restart. backlight comes up during the first second. But at the password screen it just doesn't respond. I have to plug in an external USB keyboard to enter the key. After that it starts and Boots into Windows where the internal keyboard is working again. I am suspecting the keyboard disabeling mechanism when you put it into Yoga mode, because the error seems to happen more often when the keykeyboard is folded away. Do you have any suggestions how to resolve the issue? Im on a business trip right know and can't use the Laptop anymore due to no avaliable keyboard. Best regards Martin

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Dear Community, Dear Lenovo, For a while now my screen keyboard in tablet mode doesnīt work. Always when Iīm in tablet mode and try to tipe something in you can see how the system wants to automatically open the screen keyboard, but itīs just a transparent bar across the bottom third of the screen.Due to that issue the yoga is just useless in tablet mode, which is really annoying, because obviously thatīs one of the reasons you buy that laptop. Hopefully someone can help me soon, maybe someone had the same problem and has already fixed it. Kind regards  

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Does anyone know how to enable their physical keyboard while using their laptop in tablet mode. i have an external monitor and want to use the laptop in tablet mode to save space. thanks for helping!

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My Yoga 900S still goes to tablet mode (bigger Windows tiles) when flipping around the keyboard. But it does not lock the keyboard and touch pad anymore. How can I fix this?

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So, got my Yoga yesterday. After repartitioning the hard drive (what is Lenovo thinking?) and restoring from my USB recovery disk, I have a nicely working computer. Except for one slightly annoying thing. When I flip the screen over into tablet mode the keyboard becomes disabled (perfect). When I flip the screen back over into the normal laptop position the keyboard remains disabled (ugh!!!). The only solution I have at the moment is to close the laptop and reopen it. The keyboard works again but I have to relog into Windows. Running Windows 8. Only things I did other then changing the drive partitions is remove some unwanted default software that was installed.

A:Yoga keyboard doesn't turn back on after tablet mode

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Please refer below post which will help you , it seems an driver issue
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Yoga-13-drivers-for-windows-8-pro-enterpri...
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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A few weeks ago (after some updates) I noticed my Yoga does not automatically disable the keyboard and mouse when swithced to tent or tablet mode.  ------------------------Things I have tried:------------------------ 1. Deleteing every single Lenovo utility and driver that could be related to this and reinstalling them. (Starting with Lenovo Yoga Control which should be the driver that runs the transitions, but also BIOS, chipstet and the standard lenovo settings and utilities). In any case, YMC.exe was and is still running in task manager, to no avail. 2. Installing previous verions of Lenovo Harmony (which actually recognizes when my device goes into tent or tablet mode and gives me the popup saying "your device is now in tent mode" but does not disable the keyboard or mouse). 3. Doing a system restore to a few months ago, but problem persists.  4. Checking if my Sensor Monitoring Service was running (it is running).  I am pretty irritated at this point and fresh out of ideas. Any help pretty please

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Hi.  I have a problem with my yoga 710 in tablet mode. The on screen keyboard just pops up and goes away after a secound.  Some say its a problem with Chrome. But the problems also occurs when i try to log in to windows in tablet mode. The keyboard pops up, and goes away so i cant type my passcode. If i flip the pc out of tablet mode and opens the onscreen keybord by pushing on it on the taskbar it stays open. Someone know how to fix this?  

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Hello,I have an annoying issue with my X1 Yoga: almost every time I put it in tablet mode, the key covergets a bit stuck around some keys and I need to press them a lotharder to get an input.It usually gets stuck either around arrow keys, spacebar, X and C. It's currentlystuck on the spacebar and I'm having a hardtime typing this message.It usually gets a bit betterif I put it back in tablet mode and help itgodown while getting it back to "laptop" mode, but it doesn't completely solve it.Does any of you have this issue? How do you solve it? Do I need to send it to a repair center? Thank you. P.S: I deliberately didn't correct any typing mistakes the keyboard mademe do so you know how annoying it is. It makes me want to throw it out of thewindow.

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I am having this issue with my Yoga, it used to happen rarely but now it happens more than several times a day.While I am using the tablet in laptop mode, it will suddenly give a popup asking if I want to switch to tablet mode. I select no, because, I'm using it as a laptop. But then the Yoga disables my keyboard and trackpad. I have tried turning it to tablet mode and turnign it back again. I've tried closing the screen, or flipping the screen around. I've tried going into system settings and enabling and disabling the keyboard and trackpad, but they stay disabled.My bios and drivers are up to date. I would LOVE to be able to just manually turn off this automatic disabling of the keyboard and trackpad, but that doesn't seem possible. This computer just seems really confused about what mode I'm using it in. The only solution I have presently is to completley shut off the computer, but even then, sometimes I've had to do this several times. It seems other people have had this issue but the topics get prematurely closed. I have tried other solutions presented but they don't work for me.

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In tablet mode the touchpad and keyboard are still working. How to I instruction win10 to ignore touchpad and key board in tablet mode?
 
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A:Yoga 900S-12ISK keyboard and touchpad remain active in tablet mode

Hi theking2! Welcome to Community Forums.
 
When did the issue start? Was there an update prior to the issue? Please share the exact model of your Yoga laptop, so we could check the specifications and further assist you.

 

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The hardware on my one month old Yoga 910-13IKB (Windows 10 Pro ver. 1703) is now stuck in what seems like tablet mode:The built-in keyboard does not work anymoreThe touchpad does not work anymoreThe screen is stuck in landscape mode and does not rotate when the laptop is in tent modeThe speakers are stuck with the awful tablet-mode sound qualityWhen I boot to the BIOS, the keyboard works with no issue. However, when the OS boots, it almost instantly switches to the previously described mode. If I spam the keyboard as the laptop boots, it briefly works (I can type 3-4 letters on the log in screen) and then instantly stops working. Things I have already attempted:Looking for an answer onlineRebooting the laptop multiple timesTurning the laptop off and then turning it on againUpdating the drivers (+ reboot)Reinstalling Yoga Mode Control (+ reboot)Opening/closing the lid from its closed state to the tablet state and everything in betweenThings I am reticent to do:Since this is a brand new machine, I do not feel comfortable fiddling with the actual hardware (i.e. opening it to remove a battery to do a hard reset)Suspected source of the issue:I think this has to do with the laptop believing that it's being booted while the hardware is in tablet mode (screen rotated all the way open) although it isn't. I am severely disappointed in how finicky this laptop is for the price...Thank you for any help

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Hi, I have a yoga 900 13isk, i love to set the screen in tent mode, not to watch it as a tent, but to put the keyboard face down and use it as a screen stand. The keyboard is properly disabled when i put it in tablet mode (full 360° rotation), but not in tent mode (above 270° keyboard rotation), i tried playing with ymc service but without success, is this by design? or did i mess something up? Thanks

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Previously, my notebook worked fine. But when I update Windows The keyboard suddenly began to have that problems.

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 but afterwards the touchpad will not disable in tablet mode.  Windows automatically installed drivers for everything so no driver is missing.  I also downloaded the latest Synaptics driver from the lenovo website and installed that.

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new ThinkPad, windows 10, enters full screen while in tablet mode then after a few minutes it goes back to the windows start menu. any help would be appreciated.

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Dear Lenovo-Community,my Thinkpad S1 Yoga change into tablet modus not only when I fold back the monitor but also when I have closed the lid normaly and than reopened it or sometimes by slightly moving the monitor or a minor percussion of the table. That is very annoying, because than I have no access to keyboard or touchpad while beeing in the laptop-shape. I can revive keyboard/touchpad by folding back the monitor and than back to the normal laptop shape, but this works only one time! After that I have to send the thinkpad in the energy saving mode and wake it up, to get keyboard/touchpad back.I think it is a problem with the sensor, but does there a software setting exist so keyboard/touchpad keep unlocked in tablet-modus? Or a way to switch off the tablet-modus completely? I can live without the tablet-modus and the thinkpad is probably too old to be worth a great repair.My system is fully updated. Any idea out there?

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Flex 4-1580, Win10 64bit. All updates installed. When working at my desk I keep the lid of the laptop closed and use an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. When I open the lid, it asks if I want to go into tablet mode. Regardless of whether I say yes or no, the keyboard and touchpad are disabled. If I rotate the screen around to a "tent" or tablet configuration, the keyboard and touchpad start working. I have installed all updates I could find and tried manually toggling tablet mode but nothing helps. I would like to be able to use the computer as a laptop when I travel without having to use an external keyboard and mouse.

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Got an inspiron 13 7000 series yesterday and the on screen keyboard will not work in tablet mode.  The selection for the screen keyboard goes away when I fold into tablet.  Anyone know how to make screen keyboard work in tablet mode?

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Hello there, please help me, I've recently upgraded my X220 Tablet to Windows 10 to get all the tablet features, but ONE problem is annoying me. When the laptop is in tablet mode, the screen touches the trackpoint and keep the mouse moving and it's get impossible to draw ! Fn+F8 dosent Work. I've installed Ultranav drivers, Hotkeys drivers and everything but Fn+F8 still dosent work. I need your help guys for me to get this shortcut to work. I've searched for days but no solution were found. I realy need Fn+F8 to work for me to disable the touchpad and trackpoint when I switch in tablet mode. I dont wanna go in device manager all the time I put it in tablet mode and disable the mouse manually. So please help me ! Thanks !!

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Hello there, please help me, I've recently upgraded my X220 Tablet to Windows 10 to get all the tablet features, but ONE problem is annoying me. When the laptop is in tablet mode, the screen touches the trackpoint and keep the mouse moving and it's get impossible to draw ! Fn+F8 dosent Work. I've installed Ultranav drivers, Hotkeys drivers and everything but Fn+F8 still dosent work. I need your help guys for me to get this shortcut to work. I've searched for days but no solution were found. I realy need Fn+F8 to work for me to disable the touchpad and trackpoint when I switch in tablet mode. I dont wanna go in device manager all the time I put it in tablet mode and disable the mouse manually. So please help me ! Thanks !!

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I want to disable tablet mode so the keyboard remains active when I open the screen 360 degrees (I want to use the computer and its on-board keyboard with an external monitor.) I have been to Settings/tablet mode.  I don't see a general toggle to turn it off.   I have set it to always open in desktop mode, and to ask me before switching to tablet.  I always tell it no, but it turns off the keyboard anyway. I know the machine CAN do what I want -- if I open the screen to 360 over and over, once in a while the keyboard stays active for me.  Seems entirely random, though.  Any insight? Thanks!

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Hi,after turning the Yoga 730 into tablet mode I struggled with several questions: - how can I populate the screen with the programs I need?- how can I get rid of all the rubbish I see?- can I populate sevaral screen pages? I hope there are ways to it .... the tablet mode was one of the reasons I bought the 730 ... Best,Kai

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Hello,So I had to change my yoga 3 pro screen myself after the service centre here failed to help.Everything seemed ok until I flipped it to 360 (to be tablet-like); it was put on sleep. I found out that it's put to sleep when flipped to 360 and not when the lid is closed. I'm not sure what could have gone wrong to have caused this.Please advice!Thanks,Aya

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Recently got a Zenbook Flip UX360UA. It automatically goes into tablet mode when the screen is flipped past 180 degrees. In tablet mode the keyboard and trackpad are disabled. I would like to use the keyboard and trackpad when flipped all the way around.

I've gone settings -> Tablet Mode -> When this device automatically switches to tablet mode -> Don't ask me and don't switch. But the issue persists (It still goes in to tablet mode)



I've played with the other settings too - no luck with any of them.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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helloA few days ago I bought a yoga 500. When I rotated the LCD. A message was displayed to select the display mode. But after my windows 10 was updated, this message was not shown. when i Switching it manual to tablet mode, i can't see keyboard?? can you help me??

























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