calculator

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kubeek, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. kubeek

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    Hi,

    since I started using windows 7, I am allways annoyed by the behavior of the new calculator, namely:
    1) In prorgammer mode, decimal seting, there is no way to use decimal point
    2) if I get a result in one mode, switching to another mode like scientific will delete it.
    I guess they just can´t understand that sometimes you need to mix both binary and fractional numbers.

    Do you have any ideas for a similar calculator (I´d love to keep the way you can see and manipulate bits in the programming mode) that doesn´t have these quirks?
     
  2. bertus

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  3. ErnieM

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    I guess the programmers never calculated a number in decimal that later they wanted to convert to binary or hex.
     
  4. spinnaker

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    I can't stand the new search in Windows 7. Bring back the old XP search.
     
  5. kubeek

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    Then don´t use windows search at all :D
    I use Total Commander for everything I do with files, so if I need to do a search, I just set up what ever I want like search for .c files, changed less than hour ago, bigger than 20kB, which include the word "timeout".
    Windows 7 search should be a bit faster because it indexes your files, but I don´t think I need to search stuff that often for it to be of any benefit.
     
  6. strantor

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    you guys, ... windows 7? have you seen the calculator in windows 8?

    While I was at my dad's house for thanksgiving he wanted me to troubleshoot his new computer. Windows 8 looks to me like windows mobile stretched out to fit a PC screen. I was pretty lost. Maybe if I had a few hours to sit down with it and figure it out I would like it, but my 5-minute impression is that it's garbage. (no I didn't play with the calculator)
     
  7. kubeek

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    I that the user interface can be switched to classic mode in W8, but who knows where that option is :D
     
  8. maxpower097

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    As an OS calculator its fine. If you want something fancy as Bertus said theirs numerous free and pay calculators that have all the options you want.
     
  9. Georacer

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    I use Windows calculator for one operation type string without parentheses. For anything more advanced I have a handheld Casio nearby.
     
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  10. Wendy

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    Funny, that is what I do too.
     
  11. thatoneguy

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    If you like RPN, Free42 HP 42s emulator

    It's the best non-graphing calc I've ever used. I have a real 42s from college and it sufficed fine.

    If RPN drives you nuts, There are tons of other windows scientific calculators with = sign keys around as freeware, but I haven't tired them.
     
  12. atferrari

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    What about this?

    Hope it is not the one you are using.
     
  13. Georacer

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    You 're joking, right?
     
  14. maxpower097

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    Its definetally not the stock calc in Win 7.
     
  15. Georacer

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    There's even the option to reset to the standard skin. Check it.
     
  16. atferrari

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    I think you are talking to me.

    THe calculator I had in mind was not actually that. It was offered as a replacement more than a complement.

    It's a pity I cannot find it now. Sorry.
     
  17. loosewire

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    @ Georacer,at the microsoft down load center,are there any down loads

    that the members could use,Its the first time I have ever scene that site.
     
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