A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Sean C
Date: 2018 Dec 22, 23:22 -0800
Greg Rudzinski wrote:
"On my Windows 10 calculator in scientific mode - set to DEG mode then when the DMS button is clicked you will get the answer without the ° ' " marks."
Wow! The only reason I searched for and downloaded the Win 7 calculator was because I did not see the DMS key on the Win 10 version. I expected it to be visible upon switching to scientific mode, just like in Win 7. Therefore, the above statement puzzled me. It never even occurred to me to hit the "shift" key to find both the DMS and "deg" keys. This is also the main reason I thought of it as "much less useful". (There are still a couple of other minor differences.) I will probably continue to use the Win 7 calculator since I already have it and it's more familiar to me ... but thank you for mentioning that the newer version also has DMS capability.
Also, Paul Hirose wrote:
"[Opening in standard mode is] only a one-time problem, right? When I installed Windows 8.1, the calculator was in standard mode the first time I used it. I switched to the scientific calculator and now it always launches that way."
That is correct. The Win 7 and 10 calculators also preserve the mode they were in when you last closed them.