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X230T and Tablet Mode in Windows 11 ?

X230-X280, X390 Series
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X230T and Tablet Mode in Windows 11 ?

#1 Post by E350 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:29 pm

Ok now I am a little grumpy with myself. When I bought the X230T I immediately upgraded it to Windows 11.

But the volume up and down function does not exist when the screen is face up and folded down covering the keyboard.

Wondering how I could use it in "tablet mode" with Windows 11 I came across this:

"Can I force tablet mode in Windows 11?
It's not possible to manually activate or force tablet mode in Windows 11's settings. No readily available hack or tool exists to re-enable this feature at present."


https://www.lifewire.com/use-tablet-mod ... 11-5224864

Any work arounds to make the X230T function (primarily showing task bar and also showing some sort of volume controls while the display is face up covering the keyboard?

I located an actual Thinkpad device setting which allowed me to chose "touch" instead of "pen." I also turned taskbar always on (not hidden), which gives me access to programs pinned to the taskbar and the speaker icon which allows me to adjust volume when opened.

I increased the size of the taskbar icons using this method:

https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/cha ... windows-11

But unfortunately it does not make the righthand speaker icon etc. larger.

Any suggestions for optimizing the X230T in tablet mode?

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