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How to Open Windows 11 Calculator (and More)

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see:

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. Please view them below.

Method #1

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

Method #2

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

  • Command Prompt
  • PowerShell
  • Task Manager (To use this command, select “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 popup, 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 the Calculator. I’m providing ,.
  4. Hit the “OK” button.

That’s it. Every time I press Ctrl + Alt + , keys, it’ll start Calculator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you’ll see the following:

  • How to Find the Calculator Version in Windows 11
  • How to Enable or Disable Calculator Dark Theme

Let’s start.

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 on 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 the 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.

Thanks for reading.

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