How do I clear gnome calculator history? Like in terminal, we can press Ctrl L to clear, but what about calculator? I also don't see a clear button?

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  • Did you try entering "reset"? Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 17:50
  • @Hunter.S.Thompson - no, it won't work. Del used to reset the calc (confirmed by older man pages) but it doesn't work anymore. I think it was around 3.12 that they fubar-ed the whole gtk keyboard shortcuts module... whether this is related to that or it's a bug in calc, I don't know... Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 18:06
  • Nah none of them work Dx
    – K Split X
    Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 19:21
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    What a horrible user experience that we need to ask how to do something so trivial...
    – isapir
    Commented Dec 1, 2022 at 20:02

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Ctrl+Esc clears the calculator history (tested on Ubuntu 19.10 and Fedora 28).

This is documented in the shortcuts screen available from the menu:

List of calculator shortcuts


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