How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop



How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

There are many easy ways to open Calculator in Windows 10. This article will help you do so.

One of the most basic and probably the most used Windows apps is the Calculator. With Windows 10, Microsoft replaced the classic Calculator program with a new Calculator app. You can follow the steps below to create a Calculator shortcut on the desktop in your PC so that you are able to open the app via its shortcut.

Method 1: Create a Desktop Shortcut

1-Click on an empty space on the Windows 10 desktop, right mouse-button. And select “New“, “shortcut“.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

2- Now enter the location, or the full path of the Windows 10 calculator:

   C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe 

And Click the button “Next“.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

3- Choose a name for the shortcut and click on Finish. You should now be able to access the Calculator app from the desktop without having to search for it every time you want to use it.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

Method 2: Use the Start Menu

1- Click the Start button. Scroll down to the “C” section in the All Apps list, and you can then find the Calculator program.

2- Drag and drop the application’s shortcut from your Start menu to your desktop. You’ll see the word “Link” appear when you’re hovering over the desktop. Release the mouse button to create a desktop shortcut .

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

And, Other methods you can use to start the Calculator.

Method 3: Open Calculator by Pinning It to Start or Taskbar

If Calculator is one of the most frequently used apps, you can right-click on it and pin it to the Start Screen or the taskbar.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

Method 4: Open Calculator via Cortana Search

Click the Cortana Search box in the taskbar, type calc and you can open Calculator from the search result.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

Method 5: Create a Keyboard Shortcut to Open Calculator

1- Right-click the Calculator shortcut on your desktop, and then select Properties.

2- Under the Shortcut tab, click the textbox next to Shortcut key and then tap ‘C‘ on your keyboard.

For example, you can assign “Ctrl + Alt + C” as shortcut keys.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

3- Press “Apply” and then “OK” buttons to apply the changes.

Now,  you can press the shortcut keys to open the calculator app easily.

Method 6: Open Calculator App from Run

1- Press “Win + R” keys to open Run prompt.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

2- Type calc and press enter key to open calculator app.

Method 7: Download Calculator Shortcut in Windows 10 

1-Please download “ calc.zip” (at the end of the page) and unzip it. ( zip password: ceofix)

2- Click the calc.vbe.

How to Create A Calculator Shortcut on Desktop

3- You will notice the calc shortcut directly on the desktop. After that, you’ll be able to click the shortcut to run calculator anytime.
That’s all there is to it.

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