How to enable ‘Always on Top’ mode for Calculator on Windows 10

You can now keep the Calculator app always on top of your windows, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to enable or disable the feature on Windows 10.

Calculator with Always on Top feature enabled
Calculator with Always on Top feature enabled

On Windows 10, the Calculator app has a new “Always on Top” mode, which allows you to keep the app always visible, and it’s a handy feature when working with multiple windows, such as Excel spreadsheets and shopping online.

Always on Top is available since version 10.1907.24.0 starting with Windows 10 build 18956 as part of the 20H1 development.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to enable and disable Calculator’s Always on Top mode on Windows 10.

How to enable ‘Always on Top’ for Calculator app

Use these steps to enable or disable the “Always on Top” feature on Calculator:

  1. Open Start on Windows 10.

  2. Search for Calculator and select the top result to open the app.

  3. Click the menu button from the top-left and select the Standard option.

    Calculator standard mode
    Calculator standard mode
    Quick tip: The Always on Top feature is only available for the standard calculator mode.
  4. Click the Always on Top (Keep on top) button, next to “Standard,” to turn on the feature. (Click the same button again to turn off the feature.)

    Calculator with Keep on top option
    Calculator with Keep on top option

Once you complete the steps, you’ll see a new compact version of the Calculator app that always stays visible no matter how many applications and windows you’re currently working on.

If you don’t see the new feature, it’s likely because you’re running the version of the Calculator app, on Windows 10 build 18956 or later release. You can check for updates on the Microsoft Store app > Downloads and updates, and click the Get updates button.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].