When I open windows calculator it appears like this:

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If I changed to the dark theme everything seems OK.

I have not changed Windows themes or display settings.

I tried:
1- Resetting the Calc app.
2- Restart windows (cold and normal).
3- Resetting Windows Fonts.

Among many other things, I can't remember them now.

I looked on the Internet and SO for days without luck.

Recently I discovered that other windows app have the same problem of disappearing some text. For example the Recorder app.

My Windows 10 64-bit is up to date as of 05/03/2023.

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So, How to Fix it?

Any ideas?

Note: When I click on a button the text appears, and once I release it the text disappears again.

  • Did you check different compositions in settings?
    – Destroy666
    May 4, 2023 at 1:06
  • if you mean calc setting it is the theme only (dark, light). If you refer to the windows settings, then what compositions you are referring to?
    – Shadi
    May 4, 2023 at 1:09
  • Windows settings. You can search for "compositions" there. Unless they're called something different in English, then look for a tab under Personalization.
    – Destroy666
    May 4, 2023 at 1:12
  • apparently, they are. Any how, I tried every thing there.
    – Shadi
    May 4, 2023 at 1:54
  • And no luck I assume? Is calculator app itself up-to-date in Microsoft Store, what's the version? Which other apps exactly have this problem? Do you see it in any non-WIndows app?
    – Destroy666
    May 4, 2023 at 2:08

1 Answer 1


(1) Run DISM / SFC:

(1) Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.

(2) DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup

(3) DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth


(5) Restart when all the above is complete and test.

(2) If DISM fails, run Windows 10 Repair Install

Go to the Windows Media Creation Link


Windows 10 is running, so click on the Download button (not Upgrade Button) and select Run. This will launch the Repair. Proceed normally answering the prompts. The default Keep prompt is to Keep Everything.

Hopefully 1 or 2 will fix this.

If 1 and 2 fail, reinstall Windows 10

If not and there are still issues, there is more serious OS damage and / or you have a damaged Windows User Account.

In either case, the best way forward is to back everything up and re-install Windows 10

You may also choose to just live with the problem.

  • Thank you, but I do not want to start with the heavy weapons, nor with the mass destruction ones. :) Let us see if somebody experienced the same thing and had a better, simpler, and neater solution first. Otherwise, surgery it is.
    – Shadi
    May 4, 2023 at 1:06
  • DISM is simple to run, Repair Install, Keep Everything is also simple to run and not in any way heavy or invasive. That is a popular myth. Start with 1 and 2 (easy) and see if that fixes the issue.
    – John
    May 4, 2023 at 1:09
  • Try as I suggested. I have a machine that is older, was runner Windows 11 Insider, ran out of breath and I backpedaled to Windows 10 a couple of weeks ago. Tonight I discovered Search was not working. I ran DISM and SFC and Search working on restart. My suggestions come from experience
    – John
    May 4, 2023 at 2:17
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    There is something wrong with your OS. You should definitely try the Repair and if your User Profile is damaged you may be looking at rebuilding.
    – John
    May 4, 2023 at 11:19
  • 1
    I should note that there are not likely many more feature updates for Windows 10. Just 2 years left and it will be gone.
    – John
    May 6, 2023 at 18:59

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