How to run calculator app from windows 8 (not type in calc or calc.exe)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kocoman, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    How to run calculator app from windows 8 (not type in calc or calc.exe)
     
  2. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    press win+C
    on the screen right hand side, click "search" icon
    the type in the search box "calculator"
    select calculator icon from screen left hand side.
     
  3. Tunsdruff

    Tunsdruff MDL Junior Member

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    or open explorer (win+e) and go to your system32 folder (normally located @ c:\windows\system32) and select calc.exe
     
  4. mikedl

    mikedl MDL Member

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  5. fafhrd

    fafhrd MDL Junior Member

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    Start (Windows Key)
    Right click anywhere outside tiles
    click All apps button
    on the Apps screen click Calculator (under Windows Accessories) to open it
    Right click Calculator for further actions: calc8.jpg
     
  6. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    Why is it hidden?
     
  7. fafhrd

    fafhrd MDL Junior Member

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    It is no more hidden than it was before - in Windows 7:

    Start
    All Programs
    Accessories
    Calculator

    Not worth showing as each menu covers the previous one.

    and in XP:

    Start
    All Programs
    Accessories
    Calculator

    calcxp.jpg

    All exactly 4 mouse clicks (one of them a right-click in Win8) to open Calculator.
     
  8. chevell

    chevell MDL Novice

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    I found it with two clicks. Windows key + Q=Apps page, Calc. is right there.
     
  9. ev612337

    ev612337 MDL Novice

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    Simplest way is: Win+R and then type calc.
    Win+R opens the conventional "Run" dialog and you can then enter many of the late great commands. In this case, simply typing "calc" and Enter will open the Windows calculator app
     
  10. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    buy a keyboard with a calc symbol on it and press it :) hehe
     
  11. boscharun

    boscharun MDL Novice

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    Two options.

    1. Move mouse top right and get the charms menu. Search for calc, right click on calculator item that comes up on the right and select "Pin to Start". This will add the old calc program as a tile to Metro UI.
    2. Install a real app like Calculator app. It has better features, looks good and is more powerful - "goo.gl/QMJpo"
     
  12. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    easier, click start on your keyboard, type calculator, and hit enter :p