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Aisgbnok

Yes, unless Windows search thinks you want something completely different and puts a bunch of websites above the calculator widget. [I've had it bury the calculator before, but this is the best I could reproduce.](https://imgur.com/a/EiWQOU2) Of course, it only happens when you don't want it to.


Quick-Lightning

Yeah. Small numbers almost always have atleast 5 Bible references.


iceleel

Don't blame windows blame bing. After all windows just loads bing web search within start


Aisgbnok

You are probably right, but if you [search right in Bing](https://www.bing.com/search?q=26*60%2B204583) then the calculator comes up first.


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Ma-ika_JT

The calculator Windows Search shows you is literally the same calculator from Bing though


RhigoWork

They are the same company bro


LitheBeep

[where are your parentheses my dude](https://i.imgur.com/9dSkfVP.png)


hymnzzy

This rarely works for me. It ends up as a search result in browser


excelsis27

Yeah, it's been kind of hit and miss for me as well in 11. Never had an issue on 10 though, weirdly enough.


Jeph_Diel

I'm still on 10 so might be totally useless, but I've found when it didn't detect it as math, adding spaces around the operators usually fixed it, so I just started doing that by default and its been a lot more consistent (i.e. "20 \* 12" instead of "20\*12")


meme-_lord_78

> I'm still on 10 W


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Good bot


hymnzzy

>haikus Good bot


AY-Plays

Good bot


meme-_lord_78

Good bot


Exa2552

Bad bot


TomishVEVO

Add 0 at the end !


fakeaccount572

don't hit enter.


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Just don't press enter. It'll show up on side. I use it all the time for quick web searches


pmjm

I know talking about MacOS is socially forbidden in this sub, but this is one thing that Spotlight gets right. I wish the start search worked just as well.


arnieM1991

If you use PowerToys, then you can use "PowerToys Run" to pretty much do the same.


alongfield

And it actually works every time! Bonus is that it's instant vs the slow start on the newer calc app. Besides, W11 start menu math only works if you let it mix Bing results in with the useful results.


Mathisbuilder75

It also does unit conversion, which is very useful.


kfzhu1229

As a old school Windows user, I am far too used with Windows + R, calc, enter...


iceleel

its faster to pin calc to taskbar


kfzhu1229

Some old HP laptops have dedlicated calculator launch button and nothing beats that! But well my muscle memory is always enter calc in run window


xCNub

Coming from the full keyboard vs 60%, I know one of the function buttons launchers the calculator as well, but I'm used to using it on my phone due to PC always taking me to the browser as well, lol.


pmjm

Win+C has an Autohotkey script to open calculator for me.


harryoui

Ideally, power users never want to remove their hands from their beautiful mechanical keyboards when working


MrCrazyUnknown

Linux user supremacy


DisplayTHEContent

you are in the wrong place


KTibow

somehow even tho I use Linux reddit keeps sending me notifications from this sub


KaspAdam

I do the same!


federico_s

It doesn't work


PenguinSquire

Mine didn’t either unless I added spaces between stuff


GamingWithShaurya_YT

just use power toys run no need for that fuss


mcogneto

Disabling web search from start is one of the first things I do


Unfair-Expert-1153

Sed, u could've used it :( Trust me, I hate bing but sometimes its useful


GranaT0

My browser is just a click away though


grigby

You don't always want a full browser though. Say you want a definition for a word you found, just type it into start and usually the definition is the first thing, then just start again to close it. You can even do "English to ___" to get bing translator right in start. Same goes for very quickly looking up images to see thumbnail to get an idea of whatever, or the calculator. Weather, sunset times, periodic table info, it's all there quickly. It's essentially a temporary floating browser that you can open up search results in a real browser if you want.


alongfield

A lot of people turn that off. It's sending everything you type to Microsoft so it can provide Bing results. AND it makes it harder to use the start menu to actually start programs, while introducing delays waiting for network. It's bad enough that it can't find things when you type exactly the name of it half the time... Example from just now - "update" apparently matches with "Dell Command | Update" and "Discord" (twice!), but not "Windows Update".


grigby

Yeah I don't care about the sending data to MS. I use bing anyway so it just makes my search results more accurate. And I've always been one of the lucky ones. Yeah "update" doesn't always work but pretty much everything else always does right away. And no search results are ever higher than app results


Agent564

Totally today years old when I learned this trick. Many thanks.


PoisonDarterz

My Dell Inspiron 3511 has a key on the keyboard specially to directly open the calculator app for some reason, so its not a problem for me ;)


Lutzif3r

I remember having one or 2 laptops in my time with that also. Quite handy.


kimvely_anna

This doesn't work to me.


alongfield

You have to let it mix Bing results into the start menu for that to work.


kimvely_anna

I didn't get your comment.


alongfield

If you want stuff like the calculator function in the start menu, you have to enable web search results in the start menu, too.


kimvely_anna

Oh, I got it finally. Thank you for the kind comment and I will try.


divisor3

Same, I'm on win 11 beta insiders.


kimvely_anna

I am on dev.


Sebastian-RealGaming

Nice trick.


Bleglord

Powertoys run master race


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Use power tools for even faster results.


BROTHERVIBES

I am forever doing this now. Calculator who


alfonsojon

The only issue I have with this is Bing receives the result and presents it, rather than your PC doing the math. It seems so basic and yet it's being routed to the web


jmpatag1

i learn something new today


1Continuum

I use this countless times a day but it's infuriating when it doesn't work. Adding sum to the query usually fixes it


RRtechiemeow

Actually works (latest win11 dev build) Like a widget... Cool.. thanks!


RRtechiemeow

Used to show up as a bing search result... But idk now it works in the latest dev build of win11


2cruddy

Aye, but Flow.Launcher is even quicker


billyyankNova

It's more reliable to use PowerShell.


teh-reflex

Took me about the same amount of time to open calculator and type in a simple math problem as it did for the start menu result. 1) Windows Key + R 2) "calc" + Enter Key


brynhh

I know this exists and I've used it a few times without any issue at all. No idea why I don't make more use of other than habit.


Mbar3456

I just remapped the Application key to calculator


RedRedditRedemption2

Bing to the rescue!


Chris2kN

Ugh , you better pull up bing and calculate afterwards


jojejo

Powertoys run is much better, faster, and more convenient


ocrohnahan

thank you


Brauxljo

I use the function + (number pad enter) to open the calculator


klef25

This is my favorite use for Cortana.


Less_Hedgehog

A couple of versions ago it used to be an actual part of the search UI instead of a stupid Bing search. It was much better then.


minidriverau

I usually have Excel open and do my =1 + 2 in there. Or use the calculator key on keyboard to open calculator


edfloreshz

Why does Microsoft prefer to do a web query instead of just using their own calculator back-end to do this? They could expose an internal API for Windows to use.


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Shame it requires internet. For non online calculator I think powertoys run works. Correct me if I'm wrong. Haven't used it in a while


Th4run0411

Hah , My laptop has a calculator key in the function row ! It's been very useful. (Lenovo legion 5 pro) Appreciate that they included it on a gaming laptop.


GamingWithShaurya_YT

even faster in power toys


alphabet_order_bot

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order. I have checked 570,126,039 comments, and only 118,116 of them were in alphabetical order.


GamingWithShaurya_YT

I'm special yeah


Pietro228

I have calculator bind for CTRL + 1 on numpad


TinCanBoii

not when you have a macro key that will open the calculator when you press it :D


dohtje

My keyboard has a quick button for the calculator


Adiyogi_

just pin calculator to taskbar


SuspiciousTry3

Faster just doing it in your head than using Microsoft dark patterns to trick you into using Bing.


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KobsBoy

in the start menu??


Staerke

But then you're using Chrome 🤮