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OS calculator size?

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Win7

    OS calculator size?


    Click it and same opens to full screen with only minimize to toolbar as an option in the upper right. There's no (apparent) ability to get a size smaller than entire screen and larger than minimized (0 size).

    Effectively there's no way to get this thing to share the screen with another program which is necessary for the use of the calculator in conjunction with another program.

    ????

    Mark

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mark,

    If you like, you can snap the modern Calculator app to share the screen with it.
    You might also see if running the desktop "C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe" may work better though.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Win7


    The snap thing will assuredly, totally not work with my wife ;-)

    I tried the *calc.exe idea with limited success.

    typing the full path in run resulted in an error.

    I found the calc.exe files using 'Everywhere' since I absolutely cannot find the 'old' Win7 View on the Win8 explorer to change settings to allow for the display of hidden files, etc. I've attached a screen shot of the two calc.exe files I found and sent each to the desktop as a shortcut and neither shortcut worked once clicked. Although the result of typing simply calc.exe in run does bring forth the legacy calculator, but not a shortcut.

    Mark
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails calc screen shot.png  
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    When you open calc from the Run dialog, you could "Pin to Taskbar" or "Pin to Start" if you like to make it easier to use when you like.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know if this will help or not.

    Click image for larger version

    Metro:

    Click image for larger version

    Also, see if you have a calculator key up near the Print Screen key.

    It should look similar to this:

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this is helpful.
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  6. #6


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I might have misunderstood something but the Windows Calculator desktop app is not even close to fill the screen, not even on smaller displays when scientific or programming views are selected:

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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Kari,

    Mark was originally using the modern Calculator app. I only pointed him to check out the other desktop calculator (calc.exe) instead.
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  8. #8


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    As I suspected, I had misunderstood. Nothing new there .
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    Win7


    Never thought of right clicking on the result of the 'run'--worked great.
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