What’s New Calculator App in Windows 10

Calculator App in Windows 10 is a touch-friendly version of the desktop calculator in previous versions of Windows, and works on both mobile and desktop devices. You can open multiple calculators at the same time in resizable windows on the desktop and switch between Standard, Scientific, Programmer, Date calculation, and Converter modes.

To open Calculator App in Windows 10, select the Start button then select Calculator in the list of apps.

Switch modes feature

  • Use Standard mode for basic math, Scientific for advanced calculations, Programmer for binary code, Date calculation for working with dates, and Converter for converting units of measurement.

  • To switch modes, select the Menu  button. When you switch, the current calculation is cleared, but History and Memory are saved.


  • Save numbers to memory in Standard, Scientific, and Programmer modes. History stores all equations calculated since you opened the app.

    • To save a new number to memory, select MS.

    • To retrieve it from memory, select MR.

    • To show the Memory list, select M, or resize the window to show the Memory and History lists on the side.

    • To add or subtract a number from memory, select M+ or M-.

    • To clear the memory, select MC.


Calculator Keyboard shortcuts

  • Calculator has keyboard shortcuts to make things easier when working at a desktop PC. For example, press @ to calculate a square root, or press Ctrl + L to clear the memory.

    Calculator keyboard shortcuts

    Press this key To do this
    Alt + 1 Switch to Standard mode
    Alt + 2 Switch to Scientific mode
    Alt + 3 Switch to Programmer mode
    Alt + 4 Switch to Date Calculation mode
    Ctrl + M Store in memory
    Ctrl + P Add to memory
    Ctrl + Q Subtract from memory
    Ctrl + R Recall from memory
    Ctrl + L Clear memory
    Delete Clear current input (select CE)
    Esc Fully clear input (select C)
    F9 Select ±
    R Select 1/x
    @ Calculate the square root
    % Select %
    Ctrl + H Turn calculation history on or off
    Up arrow Move up in history list
    Down arrow Move down in history list
    Ctrl + Shift + D Clear history
    F3 Select DEG in Scientific mode
    F4 Select RAD in Scientific mode
    F5 Select GRAD in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + G Select 10x in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + O Select cosh in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + S Select sinh in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + T Select tanh in Scientific mode
    Shift + S Select sin-1 in Scientific mode
    Shift + O Select cos-1 in Scientific mode
    Shift + T Select tan-1 in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + Y Select y√x in Scientific mode
    D Select Mod in Scientific mode
    L Select log in Scientific mode
    M Select dms in Scientific mode
    N Select ln in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + N Select ex in Scientific mode
    O Select cos in Scientific mode
    P Select Pi in Scientific mode
    Q Select x2 in Scientific mode
    S Select sin in Scientific mode
    T Select tan in Scientific mode
    V Select F-E in Scientific mode
    X Select Exp in Scientific mode
    Y, ^ Select xy in Scientific mode
    # Select x3 in Scientific mode
    ! Select n! in Scientific mode
    % Select Mod in Scientific or Programmer mode
    F2 Select DWORD in Programmer mode
    F3 Select WORD in Programmer mode
    F4 Select BYTE in Programmer mode
    F5 Select HEX in Programmer mode
    F6 Select DEC in Programmer mode
    F7 Select OCT in Programmer mode
    F8 Select BIN in Programmer mode
    F12 Select QWORD in Programmer mode
    A-F Select A-F in Programmer mode
    J Select RoL in Programmer mode
    K Select RoR in Programmer mode
    < Select Lsh in Programmer mode
    > Select Rsh in Programmer mode
    % Select Mod in Programmer mode
    | Select Or in Programmer mode
    ^ Select Xor in Programmer mode
    ~ Select Not in Programmer mode
    & Select And in Programmer mode
    Spacebar Toggle the bit value in Programmer mode

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