Introduction: Keyboard Shortcuts for Calculator!!

This Instructable will show you some useful keyboard shortcuts for calculator

Step 1: Keyboard Shortcuts : Part 1

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1. Alt + 1

  • Change to a Standard Calculator

2. Alt + 2

  • Change to a Scientific Calculator

3. Alt + 3

  • Change to a Programing Calculator

4. Alt + 4

  • Change to a Statistics Calculator

5. Ctrl + H

  • Open History

- You can only open History while you are in either the Standard, Scientific, Basic, Unit Conversion, or Date Calculation mode

- If you press F2 or Fn + F2 while in the History window you can Edit the History

- If you press Enter after Editing the History, it will Calculate

- If you press the Esc key, it will Cancel the Edit

- If you press Ctrl + Shift + D, it will Clear the History

- If you press Ctrl + H one more time it will Close the History

6.Ctrl + U

  • Open Unit Conversion

- To Convert something, select the type of Unit that you want to Convert and then select what you want it to ConvertFrom and what you want it to Convert To

-There are 11 different Units to choose from :

  • Angle
  • Area
  • Energy
  • Length
  • Power
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Velocity
  • Volume
  • Weight/Mass

- Under Angle you can Convert From/To :

  • Degree
  • Gradian
  • Radian

- Under Area you can Convert From/To :

  • Acres
  • Hectares
  • Square Centimeter
  • Square Feet
  • Square Inch
  • Square Kilometer
  • Square Meters
  • Square Mile
  • Square Millimeter
  • Square Yard

Step 2: Keyboard Shortcuts : Part 2

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- Under Energy you can Convert From/To :

  • British Thermal Unit
  • Calorie
  • Electron-Volts
  • Foot-Pound
  • Joule
  • Kilocalorie
  • Kilojoule

- Under Length you can Convert From/To :

  • Angstrom
  • Centimeters
  • Chain
  • Fathom
  • Feet
  • Hand
  • Inch
  • Kilometers
  • Link
  • Meter
  • Microns
  • Mile
  • Millimeters
  • Nanometer
  • Nautical Miles
  • PICA
  • Rods
  • Span
  • Yard

- Under Power you can Convert From/To :

  • BTU/Minute (British Thermal Unit per Minute)
  • Foot-Pound/Minute
  • Horsepower
  • Kilowatt
  • Watt

- Under Pressure you can Convert From/To :

  • Atmosphere
  • Bar
  • Kilo Pascal
  • Millimeter of mercury
  • Pascal
  • Pound per square inch (PSI)

- Under Temperature you can Convert From/To :

  • Degrees Celsius
  • Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Kelvin

Step 3: Keyboard Shorcuts : Part 3

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- Under Time you can Convert From/To :

  • Day
  • Hour
  • Microsecond
  • Millisecond
  • Minute
  • Second
  • Week

- Under Velocity you can Convert From/To :

  • Centimeter per second
  • Feet per second
  • Kilometer per hour
  • Knots
  • Mach (at std. atm)
  • Meter per second
  • Miles per hour

- Under Volume you can Convert From/To :

  • Cubic centimeter
  • Cubic feet
  • Cubic inch
  • Cubic meter
  • Cubic yard
  • Fluid ounce (UK)
  • Fluid ounce (US)
  • Gallon (UK)
  • Gallon (US)
  • Liter
  • Pint (UK)
  • Pint (US)
  • Quart (UK)
  • Quart (US)

- Under Weight/Mass you can Convert From/To :

  • Carat
  • Centigram
  • Decigram
  • Dekagram
  • Gram
  • Hectogram
  • Kilogram
  • Long ton
  • Milligram
  • Ounce
  • Pound
  • Short ton
  • Stone
  • Tonne

- If you press Ctrl + F4 or Ctrl + Fn + F4, the Calculator will go back to Basic

Step 4: Keyboard Shortcuts : Part 4

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7. Ctrl + F4 or Ctrl + Fn + F4

  • Change the Calculator back to Basic

8. Ctrl + E

  • Open Date Calculation

- In the Date Calculation window, you have the option to :

  • Calculate the Difference between two dates
  • Add or Subtract days to a specified date

- If you press Ctrl + F4 or Ctrl + Fn + F4 the Calculator will go back to Basic

9. Ctrl + C

  • Copy

10. Ctrl + V

  • Paste

11. F1 or Fn + F1

  • Open Help

Comments

iceycole (author)2017-02-11

honestly i used to go to the library with my laptop and a scientific calculator.. well i wont be duing that anymore.. thanx guys

BeachsideHank (author)2016-04-16

i use Calculator frequently, but I never looked under the hood, this is all useful stuff, thanks!

HowTo101 (author)BeachsideHank2016-04-16

I use calculator frequently myself as well, yea, I didn't even know about these until recently, was just going through some different programs on my laptop and I came across all of these features that calculator has, I figured I wasn't the only one who didn't know about these features, so I decided to do a video on it and of course post an article on here. Your welcome :)

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