Do you know the difference between the C and CE button on the Microsoft Windows Calculator?

Whosoever has ever worked on Microsoft Windows must have used the calculator tool at least once. But has anyone of you ever wondered that what is the difference between the C and CE button on the calculator, never really gave a thought to it right? Most of us think that they do the same thing, i.e. deleting whatever we have input into the calculator, but that’s not correct.

The difference is “C” button deletes the everything whatever you have typed so far, whereas the “CE” button clears only the last entry you have made into the Calculator.
Here is an example with screenshots.

Note: Press (Windows + R) and enter “Calc” into the “Run” prompt that opens up in front of you and press”Enter”, it will open Calculator for you.

This is what I have entered into the calculator initially.

This is what is initially typed into the calculator
This is what is initially typed into the calculator

Pressing “CE” will do this, it will only clear the last entry, i.e. 45 as shown in the screenshot below.

Pressing CE will do this
Pressing CE will do this
Pressing “C” will do this, it will clear everything whatever you have typed in the calculator so far, as shown in the screenshot below.
Pressing C will do this
Pressing C will do this
Hope this tip comes useful to you in future.

3 thoughts on “Do you know the difference between the C and CE button on the Microsoft Windows Calculator?

  1. i tried it and works as described above. But it seems that the CE button turns the last entry into 0 instead of just clearing it. This will make a difference if you are, for example, multiplying.

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