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    Cool Windows 8 calculator and Excel 2010

    I am using a Windows 8 laptop platform with Excel 2010. I want to use the Calculator with Excel at the same time as a spreadsheet is displayed. I want the calculator on top of the spreadsheet. I launch Excel from the desktop more often than not. The calculator app on my laptop is on one of the tiles on the new Windows 8 display. I can display the calculator overlaying a spreadsheet in Windows 7, but I can't do this in Windows 8. Or at least I haven't figured out how to do it. Can anyone help?

    .have a copy of Woody's Windows 8 all-in-one for dummies book, but I haven't found a solution to my problem. It probably involves several chapters of his book. I just need some help coming up with a solution

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    That works for me with Excel 2010 and the calculator app. Of course, when I do something with the spreadsheet, the calculator disappears behind it, but it comes right back when I click on its icon in the taskbar.
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    If you Right Click the Calculator tile and choose Open File Location, Right Click the Calculator in File Explorer and choose Create Shortcut. You cannot create a shortcut there and will be asked if you wish to put a shortcut on your desktop. In this way you will have a shortcut to Calculator on the desktop. I am not positive this is what you are asking about, but it might help.
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    If you right click the calculator tile you can also pin it to the task bar.

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    You may have had a batch file with the always on top installed or a little program installed that did it for you on Win 7? Win calculator doesn't have an always on top setting by default. I tried Calculator(OnTop) in Win 8 but it didn't seem to work. However, one of my favorite alternative free calculators from Moffsoft has the always on top setting in the menu, so if you're not adverse to changing calculators, there's one easy solution.

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