Show and Hide History Panel in Windows 10 Calculator

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Windows 10 comes with a builtin calculator, that can be in so many modes, like Standard, Scientific, Programmer, Date calculation. When first used, it will be in the Standard mode. One of the new features of this calculator is the "History", which is actually not editable (one huge cons!). "Microsoft", please make it editable, it would be a very helpful feature! If you have ever found yourself stuck with the "History Panel" showing all the time, and you do not know how to get rid of it or hide it, this article is the key.

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Enable History Panel

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    As we said, when you first use the default mode would be the "Standard".
    Yassora Calculator first use.jpg
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    If you start entering an operation, like if we try 10*5=.
    Yassora Entering 10 multiply 5 operation.jpg
    There is a little icon that looks like a small watch on the top right corner, this icon would be dimmed first, and when any operation is entered it would be enabled and bold.
    Yassora History Icon Enabled.jpg
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    Clicking on that little clock icon will bring you the history, there is a little trash can icon on the bottom of the "History Panel", where you can click to clear the history.
    Yassora Histroy Panel First Show.jpg
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    To remove the "History Panel", simply click on that little clock icon again, and the "History Panel" will hide, and the Numeric Keypad will show again.
    Yassora History Icon Enabled.jpg
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    Now if we drag the right side of the "Calculator" window, to enlarge it, the "History Panel" showed earlier on top of the Calculator Numeric Pad will shift aside and will show side by side with the Calculator main panel.
    Yassora Drag Right Side to Enlarge.jpg
    • p.s., you have to drag to enlarge to a certain size before it shifts, keep dragging until the "History Panel" shifts aside.
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    Once in that phase, with "History Panel" showing aside, closing the Calculator and opening it again will keep showing the "History Panel" on the side of the "Calculator" main panel.
    Yassora Closing and Opening again.jpg
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Disable / Hide History panel

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    I have been in that phase where I enlarged the "Calculator" window, and the "History Panel" was on the side, always showing.
    There is no little clock icon anymore to use for hiding the "History Panel". I wanted to get rid of the "History Panel", searched on Setup, nothing!
    Yassora Settings.jpg
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    Well, searched the Web, Microsoft help, nothing!
    Micrososft support, I was certain that there should be a way, but could not find it, so I left it be, with that "History Panel" on the side.
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    Finally, after a while of keeping it as it is, and out of a good luck shot, I was trying to resize the whole panel, dragged the right side to resize, I was doing it to make it smaller cause I wanted it to fit in the screen where I can see it and type on another open application window.
    Yassora Drag left to resize.jpg
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    Dragging to make it smaller to a certain size did the trick!
    Wow, that was so easy. Yet I am sure a lot of you out there have faced a similar issue as I did.
    Yassora History panel back to normal.jpg
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Tips and Tricks

  • There is a very useful feature on the "Calculator", named "CONVERTER", we can reach it by clicking on the 3lines icon, showing on top left corner, enjoy it.
    Yassora Converter on Calculator.jpg
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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