Windows Calculator gains Always-on-Top mode for Windows Insiders

What you need to know

  • The Windows Calculator now supports Compact Overlay mode for Windows Insiders.
  • The feature allows you to keep the calculator on top of all other windows.
  • The feature was first mentioned last month, but it is now rolling out to Insider.

The built-in Windows Calculator gained an Always-on-Top mode recently for Windows Insiders. The feature allows users to pop the calculator into a mini-view that remains on top of all Windows (via MSPU).

The feature was first announced last month and was mentioned in the release notes for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18956, though it clarified that the feature would ship in the future. Reddit user Leopeva64-2 spotted the feature rolling out to Insiders earlier today.

Microsoft open sourced the Windows Calculator earlier this year and this new addition is a result of that process.

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