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Windows 10 Calculator Shortcut Keys

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.

KeyWhat it doesIn modes
 
Alt+1
Alt+2
Alt+3
Alt+4
Alt+5 or Ctrl+E
Change mode to …
Standard
Scientific
Graphing
Programmer
Date Calculation
Alt+HMenu of all calculator modes and converters
F9
*
/
Enter
+/−
× (multiply)
÷ (divide)
= (works sometimes in Prog mode)
Std, Sci, Prog
%%Std
%modSci
%% (mod)Prog
R1/x (reciprocal)Std, Sci
V
X or E
F–E (scientific notation on/off)
exp (enter exponent in scientific notation)
Sci
Q
@

2
Std, Sci
#
B

3
Sci
G
Ctrl+G
L
Ctrl+N
N
Y or ^
Ctrl+Y
Shift+L
2x
10x
log
ex
ln
xy
yx
logyx
Sci
P
Shift+E
π
e
Sci
M
none
→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:
DEG
RAD
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:
HEX
DEC
OCT
BIN
Prog
 
F12
F2
F3
F4
Register size:
QWORD
DWORD
WORD
BYTE
Prog
 
&
|
^
~
\
. (period)
Bitwise functions:
AND
OR
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+I
Ctrl+Shift+D
History list
Clear the history
Std, Sci
Backspace
Del
Esc
backspace button
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.

What’s Special about This List?

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:

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

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