Calculator at Your Fingertips

Most of the time I do my calculations in Excel, but occasionally I reach for a calculator instead -- and it's never where I left it. Fortunately, my keyboard has a button that launches the Windows calculator, so I can do quick calculations there.

The Calculator key is at the top of the keyboard, just above the ScrLk key, buried under a layer of dust and crumbs.  Fairly well hidden, but it's nice to have.

Another way to do a quick calculation is in Google. Type a formula in the Search box, then click Google Search, or press the Enter key, to see the result.

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6 Responses

  1. I don’t know why or how, but I’ve called the calculator like this for years:

    Start –> Run –> type Calc into the input box.

    When people ask me why, I tell them because I’m awesome, and if they had my elite skills, they would to the same.

  2. admin says:

    Mike, that’s what I’ve heard about you, so thanks for confirming!

  3. Dave says:

    I use google as my dictionary:


    for example.

  4. admin says:

    Dave, thanks, I forgot that one.
    What did we did before Google? And I wonder if it’s making us smarter, or dumber.

  5. Thanks Dave! I knew about the faces tip, but the rest are new to me. I’ll wait a couple of weeks, until we’ve forgotten them, then I’ll write a blog post about Google shortcuts. ;-)

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