Secrets of the Windows calculator

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This tweet from a while back prompted this short little post.

Here is the standard Windows calculator that we have all used hundreds of times. I often have about 5 instances of it open at any one time (and have of course forgotten what half of them represent). I’m pretty sure everyone does this, but a quick way to open it is: Windows Key –> R –> Calc –> Enter. You can usually skip typing Calc because it will still be there.
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But did you know that this calculator does other [very cool] stuff too?

View –> Unit Conversion is a particularly useful one (can also be opened with Ctrl + U):
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It converts from/to a ton of different things too:
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View –> Date Calculation is handy for working out how far away the VS2013 release is (Ctrl + E):
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Then there are a bunch of templates (worksheets).

View –> Worksheets –>Mortgage:
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View –> Worksheets –> Vehicle Lease:
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View –> Worksheets –> Fuel Economy (mpg):
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View –> Worksheets –> Fuel Economy (L/100 km):
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  • Ayub[NH]

    Very interesting. I had no idea it could that. 🙂

  • Mario Zoli

    Learned something new, Thanks

  • ChevronZa

    That’s a lot.

  • Nicholas That’s ALL

    Wow: i better respect the calc

  • Das

    i used lot of times bt i never noticed!! cool stuff ha!