Keyboard Shortcuts for Calculator!!

About: I post how to videos on youtube and run my own business on the side making hand crafted keychains, Jewelry and other items. One of my main goals in life is to help as many people as I can and just knowing t...

This Instructable will show you some useful keyboard shortcuts for calculator

Step 1: Keyboard Shortcuts : Part 1

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

- 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

- 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

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

Share

    Recommendations

    • Big and Small Contest

      Big and Small Contest
    • PCB Contest

      PCB Contest
    • First Time Author

      First Time Author

    3 Discussions

    0
    None
    iceycole

    1 year ago

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

    0
    None
    BeachsideHank

    2 years ago

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

    1 reply
    0
    None
    HowTo101BeachsideHank

    Reply 2 years ago

    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 :)