New Touch Optimized Calculator in Windows 10

Windows 10 is just about in the corner for its launch on 29th of this month, but from past several months Microsoft’s Windows Insider program have been letting us know what Windows 10 holds for us. Head-over to our Windows 10 section to know what’s new in Windows 10 and so on and so forth. Today I happened to take a look at the Windows 10’s brand new calculator.

Windows 10 Calculator

Following the minimalistic footprint of Windows 10, calculator is refreshed with a new touch-optimized skin with the ability to resize. Windows 10’s calculator carries 3 types of calculator including the Standard, Scientific, and Programmer modes, but Statistics calculator is axed, at least from the Insider build version I have, which is Windows 10 Pro. Converter utility is still in place, but Date calculation and Worksheets are missing. Did Microsoft think they are seldom used and decided to not carry forward to Windows 10? Or Microsoft may have buyed some time for doing other important things and skipped these icon tweaks for later updates. Time will tell.

Types of Calculators

Types of Calculators

Standard calculator is comparatively much bigger in size and keys are placed with large spacing for better touch experience and you do also see some repositioned functions. A new right side pane shows History and Memory data. A trash bin icon on lower right corner lets you clear the History or Memory.

Windows 10 Standard Calculator

Windows 10 Standard Calculator

Scientific calculator also gets larger with increased spacing between keys. You will no longer see dedicated Hyperbolic Sin Cos Tan keys, but nothing to worry, there is a HYP key that toggles the Sin Cos and Tan keys into Hyperbolic keys.


Windows 10 Scientific Calculator

Windows 10 Scientific Calculator

Microsoft has finally decided to remove the not truly “programmable” functions including Square root, Percentile, and Inverse. Most functions are rearranged and you will see the right pane carried to all calculator modes.

Windows 10 Programmer Calculator

Windows 10 Programmer Calculator

Unit Conversion calculator gets a dedicated single interface instead of a add-on interface seen in Windows 8.1. The other much needed change is the ability to edit any unit value to calculate the other. For example I can edit Fahrenheit value and the calculator gives the Celcius value and versa. Previously this was not possible – it was only unidirectional with input only on first value.

Windows 10 Unit Conversions Calculator

Windows 10 Unit Conversions Calculator

Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.