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
|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|
|R.||Choose 1 / x|
|Ctrl + H.||Select the History button|
|Up arrow||Move up|
|Down arrow||Move down|
|Ctrl + Shift + D.||Clear story|
|Ctrl + G.||Choose 10x|
|Shift + S.||Choose sin-1|
|Ctrl + S.||Choose sinh|
|Ctrl + Shift + S.||Choose sinh-1|
|Shift + T.||Choose tan-1|
|Ctrl + T.||Choose tanh|
|Ctrl + Shift + T.||Choose tanh-1|
|Shift + O.||Choose cos-1|
|Ctrl + O.||Choose cosh|
|Ctrl + Shift + O.||Choose cosh-1|
|Shift + U.||Choose sec-1|
|Ctrl + U.||Choose six|
|Ctrl + Shift + U.||Choose six-1|
|Shift + I.||Choose csc-1|
|Ctrl + I.||Choose csch|
|Ctrl + Shift + I.||Choose csch-1|
|Shift + J.||Choose cot-1|
|Ctrl + J.||Choose coth|
|Ctrl + Shift + J.||Choose coth-1|
|Ctrl + Y.||Choose y√x|
|Shift +||Choose | x ||
|Shift + L.||Choose logyx|
|Ctrl + N.||Choose ex|
|V.||Toggles the F-E button|
|Y, ^||Choose xy|
|Ctrl ++ on the number pad||Graphic zooms in|
|Ctrl + – on the number pad||Graphic zooms out|
|A-F||Choose the letters A-F|
|Shift +,||Choose RoL|
|Shift +.||Choose RoR|
|Shift +,||Choose Lsh|
|Shift +.||Choose Rsh|
|~||Do NOT choose|
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