Not many would disagree that perhaps the most disappointing modern application was Calculator in recent versions of Windows. Build 10056 finally provides it with some much needed improvements.

For starters, gone is the silly splash screen when starting the app.

A fancy touch like this may work for other modern applications — particularly those that have a lengthy load time — but looks out of place here. The splash screen is hardly visible in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and it is now more or less a flicker before the app finishes loading.

Once it does, it is possible to easily resize the application down, even to the classic Windows XP size.

Sure, the UI still doesn’t look neat, more so at smaller sizes. It essentially is just some buttons in a text based interface for now, but hopefully that changes by the time the final version of Windows 10 is made available to users.

Another thing that should change is the ability to launch multiple instances of Calculator.

Just like in previous versions of Windows.

Plenty of times when this comes in handy, particularly when doing multiple calculations at once. Not offering this ability will only limited the potential of the application, nothing else.

See for yourself:

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