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So were my first several OSes. Nevertheless, I agree with the sentiment in this thread that the calculator that shipped with Windows XP may be the best looking calculator. In contrast, the one that shipped with Windows 10 looks like a first grader drew the wireframe and the developer slavishly followed it. While I understand the objective of making it better suited to a touch interface, IMO, it should be sufficiently smart to figure out that my machine has no touch controls, and render a more compact window. As it is, the touch-aware calculator occupies more than its fair share of screen real estate. In spite of all its new modes, I still use only the original three (Basic, Scientific, and Programmer), and am annoyed from time to time that it lacks a critical fourth, Financial. Thankfully, I can coax what I need from Excel, but why must I load a full-fledged productivity application to perform a simple calculation, such as, e. g., compute the interest on a mortgage?
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