The hidden gems found in the Windows 7 calculator

Windows 7 calculator

Admittedly, the standard calculator application found in every version of the Microsoft Windows operating system since the beginning is not usually considered sexy, but the new version found in Windows 7 earns props for adding real value. Check out some of the new features found hidden in the menu tree of this often taken for granted free applet.

The Hidden
The Calculator app is located in its typical spot in the Start Menu - under Accessories. Of course, the easiest way to get to the application is to type "calc" in the Start Menu search box as shown.

This gallery is also available as a TechRepublic Microsoft Windows blog post and download. The gallery was originally published in March 2010.
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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.