How to use the new Windows 10 Calculator

Windows 10 comes with a new interface and almost every app has a new look now. Opening an app is easy. You just need to type the first few initials of the app name in the search bar and you can jump to the app directly. In this post, we will learn about the Calculator app in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Calculator

Type ‘Calculator’ in the taskbar search bar and select the top result to open this window. If you wish it frequently, you may pin it to your Start Menu.


The new Calculator app can be easily resized to square, horizontal or vertical shapes.

The features are almost similar to the old one. You can use it in different modes like Standard Calculator, Scientific Calculator, Programmer and Converter. Just click on the Hamburger menu on the top left corner and you can see the modes in a dropdown menu. Windows 10 Calculator

Standard Calculator

Here you can carry out normal calculations like additions, subtractions, divisions, multiplications, square roots, percentages and fractions. You can also save the calculations and view them in History tab given in the right panel of the app. Adding them to memory (M+) will save  and display the figures under the Memory tab.

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This fully featured Scientific calculator mode of the Windows 10 Calculator is very helpful for the students and they can perform the typical mathematical calculation here. For example, Trigonometric functions in degrees and radians, and other standard functions like SIN, COS and TAN which are useful for the high school student.

They can save a number in Calculator memory and use it for further calculation.


This mode of the calculator is specially designed for programmers which work for binary, decimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal calculations, allows QWORD, bitwise operations and Basic calculations.

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The converter in Windows 10 Calculator can help you converting units which include Volume, Length, Weight and Mass, Temperature, Energy, Area, Speed, Time, Power, Data, Pressure and Angle. It also lets you convert tablespoons in teaspoons under the Volume category.

Do let us know how you like the new Windows 10 Calculator, or if there are any other features you would like to see in them.

Bonus Tip:

If you wish to get back the classic old look calculator back in Windows 10, you can download Microsoft Calculator Plus from here.


It offers Standard, Scientific and Conversion modes. The Conversion mode offers to convert length, area, energy, consumption, power, pressure, temperature, velocity, volume, weight and currencies. Exchange rates can be downloaded from the European Central Bank.

More Windows 10 Tips and Tricks here.

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