You all are aware with the **Calculator**, **a default application of Microsoft Windows; it is used for various types of calculations with different modes**. It can be opened by typing “**calc**” in Run.

There are **4 modes of Windows Calculator**:

**Normal mode:**where you can perform basic calculations**Scientific mode:**where you can perform advanced calculations using scientific formulas, trigonometry formulas.**Programmers mode:**where you can perform programming related calculations using Hexadecimal, Octal, Binary and Decimal values with programming related operator like OR, XOR, left shift, right shift etc.**Statistics mode:**where you can perform slight complex operations like inverse function etc

## Switch calculator modes using shortcut keys

These are the shortcut keys, using them you can easily **switch between the modes**:

Modes | Shortcut keys |

Normal mode | ALT+1 (Hold down ALT key and press 1) |

Scientific mode | ALT+2 (Hold down ALT key and press 2) |

Programmer mode | ALT+3 (Hold down ALT key and press 3) |

Statistics mode | ALT+4 (Hold down ALT key and press 4) |