How to Open Windows 11 Calculator (and More)

In this post, you’ll see the following:

I’m using Windows 11 here, and let’s begin.

Where to Find the Calculator in Windows 11?

You can open the Calculator in four different ways. Let’s view them below.

Method #1

Open the Start menu and then type calc. Click the Calculator app in the search results.

Method #2

Use the command calc in one of the following programs to open the Calculator.

  • PowerShell
  • Task Manager (To use this command, select “File” and then “Run new task”)
  • File Explorer address bar

Method #3

Press the Windows key to open the Start menu.

Select the All apps button and click on “Calculator” in the “C” section.

Note: You can also find it in the Start menu’s “Pinned” area. Select it.

Method #4

Open C > Windows > System32 folder where the Calculator executable file resides.

Double-click the “calc.exe” file.

How to Create a Calculator Shortcut in Windows 11

Let’s view the steps to create a Calculator shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or “File Explorer.”

Right-click on the blank space on the desktop or “File Explorer.” Move the mouse over “New.” Click on “Shortcut” under “Folder.” In the pop-up, type calc and press the Next button.

Enter the name of the shortcut if you dislike the suggested one. Click the “Finish” button. That’s all.

If you want to assign a shortcut key to a Calculator shortcut, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Calculator shortcut.
  2. Click on “Properties.” You’ll find the “Shortcut key” field under the Shortcut tab.
  3. In this field, specify the key you wish to use to start Calculator. I’m providing ,.
  4. Hit the “OK” button.

That’s it. From now on, every time I press Ctrl + Alt + , keys, it’ll start Calculator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you’ll see the following:

  • How to Activate Calculator Always on Top
  • How to Find the Calculator Version in Windows 11
  • How to Enable or Disable Calculator Dark Theme

Let’s start.

How to Activate Calculator Always on Top

Windows 11 Calculator’s “Always on Top” functionality makes it stay on top of other open windows. Let’s look at how to activate it.

Make sure you’re in Standard mode in the Calculator app, as this feature is only available in this mode. Click on the icon next to “Standard.”

That’s all.

Note: Click on the icon on the top left to disable the feature.

An Alternative Method

Make sure the Calculator app is in Standard mode. You can activate “Always on Top” by pressing Alt + Up.

The keyboard shortcut for disabling the functionality is Alt + Down.

How to Find the Calculator Version in Windows 11

Method #1

Launch the Calculator app and click the three vertical lines on the upper left. Select “Settings.” You can view the version under About.

Method #2

Open the Start menu. Type calc and click the down arrow in the right pane.

Select the “App settings” option. In the “Specifications” section, you can view the version.

How to Enable or Disable Calculator Dark Theme

You can turn on or off the Calculator app dark theme, and here’s how:

Click the three vertical lines at the top left of the Calculator app.

Select Settings and then the App theme. You can view these three options:

  • Light – turn off the dark theme.
  • Dark – turn on the dark theme.
  • Use system settings – apply the dark mode setting of the PC to Calculator. For example, if your PC is in dark mode, the “Calculator” is also in dark mode.

Pick the one you prefer, and that’s all.

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