How to Keep Windows 10 Calculator Always on Top

No matter who you are or what your profession is, the Calculator app is one of the most used applications. If you use the Calculator app extensively, here is how you can keep Calculator “always on top” in Windows 10.

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No matter who you are or what your profession is, the Calculator app is one of the most used applications. If you use the Calculator app extensively, here is how you can keep Calculator “always on top” in Windows 10.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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In the Windows 10 build 18956 (20H1), Microsoft added this new option to the Calculator app.

The Calculator has a number of different modes, including Standard, Scientific, Graphing, Currency Conversation, and more. Note! This feature only works with the Standard mode, but it is still handy.

This feature is pretty useful when you use the Calculator in conjunction with some other app. If you are writing a document and need to do a couple of quick calculations, switching between applications each and every time is a bit annoying. So let us save some time and enable this feature.

First, open the Calculator app from the Start Menu pinned apps or Tiles; or click the Cortana Search box in the taskbar, type calc then open Calculator from the search result. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Calculator app

Now, the Calculator will open in the last mode you used. If you are not already in Standard mode, click the hamburger icon in the top left and select it. See below image:

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Accessing the drop-down menu to select Standard calculator

Next, tap the keep-on-top icon next to the Standard title. See following image:

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Selecting the “always on top” icon

The Calculator will pop-out to a slightly smaller window that will always “stay on top”. You can drag it around by grabbing the top bar. To slightly resize it, grab the edges of the window. Refer to below image:

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The Standard calculator

To close the window, just click the “X”. No more switching back and forth between windows to do simple math.

An alternative Calculator that I recommend is Calc Pro HD. There is a free and paid version. It offers a more attractive interface plus more features. The paid version offers 10 calculators to meet your needs.

Although “not always on top”, it is “always available” by allowing you to use voice commands to perform your calculations!

Before downloading, log in to your Microsoft account. Now, Click here to download from the Microsoft Store. Next, install and run. See below image:

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The Calc Pro HD calculator

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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