The Calculator application in Windows 11/10 appears simple but is yet powerful, as it houses some standard, scientific, and programmer modes, as well as a unit converter. It emerges as the perfect choice for preparing a bill, converting measurements in a recipe or other project, or doing some brain-scratching complex math, algebra, or geometry problems. Besides this, it is also equipped with a History feature that makes it easier for users to confirm if they have entered numbers correctly.
Show History feature in Windows Calculator
Sometimes it becomes essential for users to keep a record of the calculations they performed so that they can refer it and make corrections wherever necessary in case something goes wrong. For instance, if you are making a report on accounts and tallying numbers, you may want to turn on the history function.
Type ‘Calculator’ in the taskbar search bar and select the top result to open the Calculator. To keep records of your calculations, you will have to enable the History feature.
Enabling the History feature in the Windows Calculator makes the app work like a desktop calculator with the built-in printer. You can see all the steps completed. If you make a mistake somewhere, you can easily pinpoint the problem.
To turn on or show the History feature in Windows Calculator, click on the View History icon on top right and the History panel will open. Or else press the CTRL+H keys together.
If you resize the calculator, the bottom panel moves to the right side where you will see tabs for Memory and History as well.
Right-click on the calculator application opened on your computer screen to display the options to:
Using ‘Copy’ you can paste your calculation history into any other program or use it in a spreadsheet. ‘Paste’ will let you copy and paste entries from the History into your main calculation window.
Click on the Trash icon in the bottom right corner to Clear history
You can also use the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Shift+D to delete the history.
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