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Windows 7: How to open calculator so it opens on top

22 Mar 2010   #1
martygene

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to open calculator so it opens on top

If i go to the start menu and click on the calulator it will open on top of any open window but when i try to open the calulator from my keyboard it won't open on top. does anyone know how to have it open on top from the keyboard? why it should be different i don't know. i have the microsoft wireless laser keyboard 6000 v2.0. i tried to see if there was some options in the keyboard software but couldn't find any for this. win7pro 64bit
thanks


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Neverhavemoney

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
 
 

martygene,

Welcome to 7 Forums!

I dont see where your having problems with the keyboard. Do you want to launch the program right from your keyboard?

Download this software (http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...7.10.344.0.exe) and install it.
Then open the microsoft keyboard program (should be on your desktop after installation) and you should be able to find a tab to set programs or anything else from your top convience keys. When you do, it will be on top of the other programs you may have on screen.

Hope this helps!

Let us know,
Ben
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22 Mar 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neverhavemoney View Post
Download this software (http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...7.10.344.0.exe) and install it.
Then open the microsoft keyboard program (should be on your desktop after installation) and you should be able to find a tab to set programs or anything else from your top convience keys.
I was interested in this idea so downloaded and installed the software but it appears to be software for configuring a mouse. I couldn't find any reference to a keyboard. Have I missed it somewhere?
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22 Mar 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look at this post I want calculator to steal focus!
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22 Mar 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Naw I got me fingers ain't I?
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22 Mar 2010   #6
martygene

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

in response to neverhavemoney... yes i want to launch the calulator directly from the keyboard... same keyboard but in XP the calc came to the top of any open window and now it doesn't on win7. i tried a few things to get it open on top but none of them worked...
i tried to do what dwarf suggested but i couldn't get that to work...
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22 Mar 2010   #7
martygene

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey Dwarf.... I now did get this to work like you said here: https://www.sevenforums.com/459199-post15.html
i don't particularily like the flash thing to happen but the calc does open on top now so that's a good thing..
thanks
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23 Mar 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.

I did try at the time to see if I could get it to work without the brief flash of the command window, but was unable to prevent the flashing.
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23 Mar 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I have just had another look at this, and have reassigned the calculator key to its default. It now works correctly whereas before it didn't, although assigning the calculator to one of the Favorites buttons did. It would appear that this was a bug in the keyboard driver which has subsequently been fixed.

Try this driver: Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Download Software
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24 Mar 2010   #10
martygene

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Right On Dwarf !!!!! Works like a champ...
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