Scientific Calculator Keyboard Shortcuts

Common Symbols

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Superscript ^ (usually SHIFT + 6) ^ (usually SHIFT + 6)
Subscript _ (usually SHIFT + -) _ (usually SHIFT + -)
sqrt sqrt
cbrt cbrt
Nth Root nthroot nthroot
π pi pi
θ theta theta

Common Actions

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Close a Dialog ESC ESC
Undo CTRL + Z COMMAND + Z
Redo CTRL + SHIFT + Z COMMAND + SHIFT + Z

Braille

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Switch to Nemeth ALT + N CTRL + N
Switch to UEB ALT + U CTRL + U
Switch to Print ALT + Q CTRL + Q
Turn Braille Typing On or Off ALT + 6 CTRL + 6

Expression Entry and Navigation

Function Windows / ChromeOS Shortcut Mac Shortcut
Move to Previous Expression UP ARROW or SHIFT + TAB UP ARROW or SHIFT + TAB
Move to Next Expression DOWN ARROW or TAB DOWN ARROW or TAB
Remove Selected Empty Expression BACKSPACE BACKSPACE
Previous Character LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Next Character RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
Move to Numerator Within Fraction UP ARROW UP ARROW
Move to Denominator Within Fraction DOWN ARROW DOWN ARROW
Exit Current Block TAB TAB
Beginning of Current Block HOME FN + LEFT ARROW
End of Current Block END FN + RIGHT ARROW
Beginning of Current Expression CTRL + HOME CTRL + FN + LEFT ARROW
End of Current Expression CTRL + END CTRL + FN + RIGHT ARROW
Increase Selection Left SHIFT + LEFT ARROW SHIFT + LEFT ARROW
Increase Selection Right SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
Delete Selection BACKSPACE BACKSPACE
Select All CTRL + A COMMAND + A
Speak Parent Block CTRL + ALT + UP ARROW CTRL + OPTION + UP ARROW
Speak Focused Block CTRL + ALT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + OPTION + DOWN ARROW
Speak Left-Adjacent Block CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW CTRL + OPTION + LEFT ARROW
Speak Right-Adjacent Block CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW CTRL + OPTION + RIGHT ARROW
Speak Selection CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + OPTION + SHIFT + DOWNROW
Speak Answer CTRL + ALT + = CTRL + OPTION + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

You can learn more about accessibility features in the Desmos calculators in our accessibility documentation.