# Windows 10 Calculator Shortcut Keys

Copyright © 2022 by Stan Brown, BrownMath.com

Copyright © 2022 by Stan Brown, BrownMath.com

**Summary:**
**Some people**, I among them,
**find using the keyboard much faster and more accurate than using the mouse.**
The Windows 10
Calculator can be operated entirely from the keyboard, but finding
which key to use for what function means reading through the long
list in Microsoft’s article
Keyboard Shortcuts in Apps.
This article is based on that one, but
**arranged in what I hope is a more useful way**.
I have also
**corrected a few errors and omissons**.

**See also:**
Create a Shortcut Key to
Open the Calculator, in Windows 10 Tips and Tweaks.

Key | What it does | In modes |
---|---|---|

Alt+1 Alt+2 Alt+3 Alt+4 Alt+5 or Ctrl+E |
Change mode to … Standard Scientific Graphing Programmer Date Calculation | |

Alt+H | Menu of all calculator modes and converters | |

F9
* / Enter |
+/−
× (multiply)÷ (divide)
= (works sometimes in Prog mode) |
Std, Sci, Prog |

% | % | Std |

% | mod | Sci |

% | % (mod) | Prog |

R | 1/x (reciprocal) | Std, Sci |

V X or E |
F–E (scientific notation on/off)
exp (enter exponent in scientific notation) |
Sci |

Q @ |
x²^{2}√ | Std, Sci |

#B |
x³^{3}√ | Sci |

G
Ctrl+G L Ctrl+N N Y or ^Ctrl+Y Shift+L |
2^{x}
10 ^{x}log e ^{x}ln x ^{y}^{y}√xlog _{y}x |
Sci |

P Shift+E |
πe |
Sci |

Mnone |
→dms→deg |
Sci |

S O T J U I |
Trig functions:
sin
cos tan cot sec csc Shift for inverse function, Ctrl for hyperbolic function, Ctrl+Shift for inverse hyperbolic. |
Sci |

F3 F4 F5 |
Angles are measured in:DEGRAD GRAD |
Sci |

Shift+\
! [ ] Shift+R |
|x| (absolute value)
n! (factorial) or Γ(x+1) (gamma function)
⌊x⌋ (floor)⌈x⌉ (ceiling)
rand (between 0 and 1) |
Sci |

Ctrl+M Ctrl+P Ctrl+Q Ctrl+R Ctrl+L |
Memory operations:MS (Store to memory)M+ (Add to memory)M− (Subtract from memory)MR (Recall from memory)MC (Clear memory) |
Std, Sci, Prog |

F5 F6 F7 F8 |
Input format:HEXDEC OCT BIN |
Prog |

F12 F2 F3 F4 |
Register size:QWORDDWORD WORD BYTE |
Prog |

& | ^ ~ \ . (period) |
Bitwise functions:ANDOR XOR NOT NOT NAND |
Prog |

Shift+, (<) Shift+. (>) Shift+, (<) Shift+. (>) |
Bit shifts, in either circular mode:
RoL (Rotate left one bit)
RoL (Rotate right one bit)
Bit shifts, in arithmetic or logical mode: Lsh (Shift left n bits)
Rsh (Shift right n bits) |
Prog |

Ctrl+H or Alt+ICtrl+Shift+D | History list Clear the history | Std, Sci |

Backspace Del Esc |
CE (Clear current input)C (Clear calculation) | |

Tab Space |
Navigate to next button Click the button that currently has focus | |

0–9, A–F, =, (, and ) map to those buttons when visible. |

Why did I bother to create this list, when a Web search will show you plenty of others? Well, every one I found was just a duplicate of Microsoft’s list, referenced above, all with the same problems and some with additional problems.

Microsoft’s list has several problems, in my view:

- Some shortcuts aren’t in their list, such as B for
^{3}√ , Shift+E for the constant e ≈ 2.71828 and Shift+R for a random number between 0 and 1. - There are some errors, such as S for
**10**. (S is actually^{x}**sin**.) ! is given as**n!**(factorial), but if ! is used with a non-integer then it computes the gamma function. - Keys aren’t grouped functionally, so you have to look through the whole list to find the one you’re looking for. I didn’t solve this problem completely, but I believe I did make some improvement.
- Some of the button names are rather obscure; I’ve added explanatory notes to the ones I could figure out.

If you have any suggestions for improving the layout of my list, please let me know!

**11 Jan 2022**: New article.

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