Start Menu Calculator

Start Menu Calculator is a calculator for the Windows 7 Start Menu Search.

Screenshot of Start Menu Calculator


Start Menu Calculator evaluates your entry using javascript ‘eval()’ with a few helpful additions.

Specify powers with the ^ character. This is done using a regex replace the result of which is show in grey below your result (bitwise exclusive or can be performed with the function xor(a,b)):

Calculation of Power using Start Menu Calculator

Implied multiplication of variables and expressions contained in brackets:

Implied multiplication with Start Menu Calculator

You can access all the Javascript math functions and constants without needing to prefix with Math:

Using standard Javascript math functions and constants

Because the calculator simply performs a Javascript evaluation you can enter complex equations with multiple variables:

Complex equation in Start Menu Calculator

For a complete list of Functions and Constants that can be used in Start Menu Calculator refer to the Internet Explorer Javascript Math Object Reference.


Start Menu Calculator Icon



Start Menu Calculator 32bit and 64bit Installer

StartMenuCalculatorInstaller.exe (372KB) (358KB)

Last Updated 25 Sep 2011



  • Free to use at home or work.
  • Provided on an ‘as-is’ basis, use at your own risk.
  • May not be sold or modified without permission.
  • May not be re-distributed without permission except privately within your organisation/household (eg. private intranet or USB key).
  • Please tell a friend about Start Menu Calculator

Known Issues

  • Running multiple instances of Start Menu Calculator can crash explorer.
  • Displaying Javascript message boxes (alert(), confirm() or prompt()) can cause issues.
  • Entering a Javascript program that runs an endless loop will crash explorer.