Cannot See Desktop (Dell device remains in tablet mode)

 

If your desktop looks like the Windows start menu is stuck and is blocking your view to see your desktop icons, your device may be in tablet mode.  

1. Click the notification area in the lower right hand corner to turn off tablet mode.

notification area of windows

2. You can also fold your screen fully backwards to make it a tablet, and then, lift the screen back to a laptop again. This should cause a black dialog box to appear asking you if you want to exit tablet mode. Touch "yes."