Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Calculator app for Windows. You can use the Calculator app for Windows for everything from simple math and conversions to scientific calculations.
Calculator comes with a Standard mode for basic calculations, a Scientific mode for more advanced math, and a Converter for converting between units of measure.
- Open Calculator.
- Tap or click Converter.
- Choose from the drop down menu what unit of measure you want to convert from. You can choose from:
- Open Calculator.
- Open another app you would like to use alongside Calculator.
- With touch, slide your finger in from the left edge to bring in Calculator, then drag it to the left or right side of the screen until an opening appears behind it.
(With a mouse, move your pointer into the upper-left corner until Calculator appears, and then drag it to the left or right side of the screen until an opening appears behind it.)
- Adjust the width of the Calculator by moving the bar between apps.
In both Standard and Scientific mode, you can enter a value into the calculator and save it to Memory so it's easier to reuse. Here's how:
- When the number you want to store has been entered into the calculator (either by hand or as the result of calculations), tap or click the M button.
- The number you've stored in Memory will appear to the right of the number pad under Memory. (If you're using Calculator alongside another app, numbers in Memory will appear at the bottom of your screen.) You can store up to 100 numbers in Memory at a time.
- To use numbers in Memory, tap or click the number in the Memory list. The number will appear in the calculator.
To delete numbers from Memory
- Swipe in from the bottom edge.
(If you're using a mouse, right-click within the keypad area.)
- Tap or click Clear memory. This will clear all the numbers you have stored in Memory.
Keyboard shortcuts can be very useful when you need to make calculations quickly. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts you can use with calculator:
|Alt + 1||Switch to Standard mode|
|Alt + 2||Switch to Scientific mode|
|Alt + 3||Switch to Converter mode|
|Ctrl + L||Clear all numbers from memory|
|Ctrl + M||Press the M button|
|Ctrl + P||Use M+ on the most recent number in memory|
|Ctrl + Q||Use M- on the most recent number in memory|
|Ctrl + R||Recall the most recent number in memory|
|F9||Press the +/– button|
|R||Press the 1/× button|
|@||Press the square root (√) button|
|Del||Press the CE button|
|Esc||Press the C button|
|F3||Select Degrees in Scientific mode|
|F4||Select Radians in Scientific mode|
|F5||Select Grads in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + G||Press the 10x button in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + S||Press the sin-1 button in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + O||Press the cos-1 button in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + T||Press the tan-1 button in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + Y||Press the y√x button in Scientific mode|
(If your language is set to Polish or Slovak, %)
|Press the Mod button in Scientific mode|
|L||Press the log button in Scientific mode|
|N||Press the ln button in Scientific mode|
|Ctrl + N||Press the ex button in Scientific mode|
|O||Press the cos button in Scientific mode|
|P||Press the pi (Π) button in Scientific mode|
(If your language is set to Polish, Q ASCII)
|Press the x2 button in Scientific mode|
|S||Press the sin button in Scientific mode|
|T||Press the tan button in Scientific mode|
|V||Press the F-E button in Scientific mode|
|Y||Press the xy button in Scientific mode|
|!||Press the n! button in Scientific mode|