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10.6: Easier exponential math in 10.6's Spotlight menu
Authored by: IslandDan on Sep 29, '09 08:27:29AM

There must be a trick to this because math does not work for me in Spotlight+SL.



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Spotlight calculator requires Dashboard
Authored by: Dr. T on Sep 29, '09 11:21:53AM

Spotlight had never worked as a calculator for me in Leopard or Snow Leopard. It turns out that Dashboard must be active. I had used TinkerTool to deactivate Dashboard on my main account. When I switched to an account with Dashboard active, the Spotlight calculator feature worked.



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10.6: Easier exponential math in 10.6's Spotlight menu
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 29, '09 02:13:20PM

Also, maybe your Spotlight is working as a calculator and you're overlooking that the math is happening two lines beneath where you're entering the numbers?



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10.6: Easier exponential math in 10.6's Spotlight menu
Authored by: jolinwarren on Sep 29, '09 02:57:19PM
Make sure not to precede your equation with an '='. So you want to enter this:
2+3
and NOT this:
=2+3


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