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10.7: View Calculator results in large type Apps
Right click on the display in Calculator.app and select 'Large Type.' An overlay appears with the number in large type so you can see it easily. Simple, but cool.

This works in the Lion version of Calculator.app. I don't know if it was there in earlier versions. It works just like the 'Show Large Type' feature for phone numbers in Address Book.

Here's some bonus Calculator.app trivia: Mac OS X 10.7's Calculator has 16 help pages.

[crarko adds: Also, when you right-click in Calculator the same pop-up menu gives you the option to change over to RPN if you prefer. I tried it in Snow Leopard and it's not there. It's always a nice touch when the older applications get some improvement.]
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10.7: View Calculator results in large type
Authored by: MotD on Sep 01, '11 07:58:35AM

This feature is in 10.4, so I find it hard to believe it isn't there in Snow Leopard.



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It does work in Snow Leopard
Authored by: boredzo on Sep 01, '11 09:21:27AM

I just tried it in 10.6.8 and it does workóbut only in the RPN mode. The non-RPN display doesn't have the contextual menu; the RPN display does for each of the number rows.

Counter-intuitively, it only embiggens the topmost number on the stack (the one at the bottom of the list), not the one you right-clicked on. They might have fixed that in Lion; I haven't tried it there.



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