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10.4: Copy and paste to/from the Calculator widget System 10.4
Two of widgets that I always have running are Calculator and the Currency Converter. After doing a money conversion, I want to calculate the taxes, so on a whim I copied the results off of the Currency Converter widget, clicked on the Calculator widget, and Command-V indeed pasted the result. Copying also works, in and out of Dashboard. It just become more useful to me.

[robg adds: The Calculator application is also copy/paste capable, with an interesting twist -- copy a number with four or more digits in Calculator, then paste it into another application. While you may have copied 25305, when you paste into the new app, you'll see 25,305 -- the commas are automatically added. The Calculator widget does not do this, however; you just get the number.]
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10.4: Copy and paste to/from the Calculator widget
Authored by: PeterDie on Sep 28, '06 12:57:54AM

Still, it's a shame the calculator still doesn't work as in the old pre-OsX days, (I've done it from sys 6.5 and upwards to 9) when you could copy from any text 15+23+36-6= and get the correct answer by pasting it in Calculator. It even gave a nice animation of high-speed pressed buttons. You could do pretty complex calculations with brackets too, if I remember correctly.

It always was the proof of perfect integration for all Windows users who cared to take a look at my Mac screen. But now, this simple trick does not work. In Calculator, the display shows all the numbers without the plusses, PCalc simply shows he the numbers in front of the first plus.

Anyway you calculate this, I think it's a loss.



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10.4: Copy and paste to/from the Calculator widget
Authored by: FredB7 on Sep 28, '06 02:05:46PM
@PeterDie:
Do you know CalcService?

Back to the hint: I fail to see why copy/paste actually copying/pasting is a hint... Sorry.

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