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Toggle binary bits in Calculator's Programmer mode Apps
Using the OS X Calculator program in Programmer (Command-3) mode, there is an obvious button that says Show Binary (or Hide Binary); click it, and a panel appears (or disappears) showing the binary version of what's in the main display.

While the button is obvious, the following is not: if if you click on one of the binary bits, it will toggle that bit's state and the calculator's main LCD will change accordingly.

Why is this useful? For the average person it won't be, but it does help if you are visually analyzing a bitstream (say, with a hex editor) and need to quickly compare hex numbers by toggling particular bits on or off.
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Toggle binary bits in Calculator's Programmer mode
Authored by: guns on Sep 18, '08 08:43:31AM

Hey that's a good learning tool. I've never noticed the programmer mode on the calculator before, actually.



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