Switch between modes, run formulas, and become a mathematician with all of these Windows Calculator shortcuts.
Windows Calculator has been around for more than 35 years, having first appeared in Windows 1.0 in 1985. You may have used it to solve some buzz.
Over the years, Windows Calculator has evolved beyond just adding and subtracting. You can now use it in different modes like science and graph, and convert things like currency, temperature and weight.
If you want to be a mathematician, you have to use your calculator like a pro. That's why we've put together this ultimate list of Windows Calculator keyboard shortcuts that will help you get the answer you need as quickly as possible.
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Windows Calculator keyboard shortcuts
abbreviation | action |
---|---|
Alt + 1 | Switch to standard mode |
Alt + 2 | Switch to scientific mode |
Alt + 3 | Switch to graphics mode |
Alt + 4 | Switch to programming mode |
Alt + 5 | Switch to date calculation mode |
Ctrl + M. | Save in memory |
Ctrl + P. | Add to storage |
Ctrl + Q. | Subtract from memory |
Ctrl + R. | Callback from memory |
Ctrl + L. | Clear memories |
Clear | Delete current input |
Esc | Completely clear input |
tab | Navigate to the next UI element and give it focus |
Space bar | Selects a UI element with focus |
Enter | Choose = |
F9 | Select +/- |
R. | Choose 1 / x |
@ | Select 2√x |
%. | Choose % |
Ctrl + H. | Select the History button |
Up arrow | Move up |
Down arrow | Move down |
Ctrl + Shift + D. | Clear story |
Scientific mode | |
F3 | Choose DEG |
F4 | Choose WHEEL |
F5 | Choose DEGREE |
G | Choose 2x |
Ctrl + G. | Choose 10x |
S. | Choose 10x |
Shift + S. | Choose sin-1 |
Ctrl + S. | Choose sinh |
Ctrl + Shift + S. | Choose sinh-1 |
T. | Choose tan |
Shift + T. | Choose tan-1 |
Ctrl + T. | Choose tanh |
Ctrl + Shift + T. | Choose tanh-1 |
Ö | Choose cos |
Shift + O. | Choose cos-1 |
Ctrl + O. | Choose cosh |
Ctrl + Shift + O. | Choose cosh-1 |
U. | Choose sec |
Shift + U. | Choose sec-1 |
Ctrl + U. | Choose six |
Ctrl + Shift + U. | Choose six-1 |
I | Choose csc |
Shift + I. | Choose csc-1 |
Ctrl + I. | Choose csch |
Ctrl + Shift + I. | Choose csch-1 |
J. | Select cot |
Shift + J. | Choose cot-1 |
Ctrl + J. | Choose coth |
Ctrl + Shift + J. | Choose coth-1 |
Ctrl + Y. | Choose y√x |
Shift + | Choose | x | |
(( | Select soil |
) | Select ceiling |
L. | Select protocol |
Shift + L. | Choose logyx |
M. | Choose dms |
N. | Choose ln |
Ctrl + N. | Choose ex |
P. | Choose Pi |
Q. | Choose x2 |
V. | Toggles the F-E button |
X. | Choose exp |
Y, ^ | Choose xy |
# | Choose x3 |
! | Choose n! |
%. | Choose mod |
Graphics mode | |
Ctrl ++ on the number pad | Graphic zooms in |
Ctrl + – on the number pad | Graphic zooms out |
Programming mode | |
F2 | Choose DWORD |
F3 | Choose WORD |
F4 | Choose BYTE |
F5 | Choose HEX |
F6 | Choose DEC |
F7 | Choose OCT |
F8 | Choose BIN |
F12 | Choose QWORD |
A-F | Choose the letters A-F |
Shift +, | Choose RoL |
Shift +. | Choose RoR |
Shift +, | Choose Lsh |
Shift +. | Choose Rsh |
%. | Choose % |
| | Choose OR |
^ | Choose XOR |
. | Choose NOR |
~ | Do NOT choose |
& | Choose AND |
. | Choose NAND |
Do more with Windows Calculator
Want to do more with Windows Calculator? You can always keep the window up, retrieve it from memory, do date calculations, and much more. Windows Calculator is an indispensable tool for all of us.
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