Using Spotlight For Quick Calculations 4


Using Spotlight For Quick Calculations


Whats 25*253? Its a hard sum to do (the answer is 6325). Calculator is usually the only way to work out such a sum with out being a maths genius. But spotlight has a cool little feature than enables you to do basic calculations.

The idea behind this tip is that you insert you sum into the spotlight box in the menu bar your computer whirs away and the result is outputted at the top of the list along with any applicable results.

You can do most basic math functions plus, minus, times, divide as well as square root ( sqrt (number) ), indicies you can’t do.

Its a very cool little trick and is great for those quick sums. It quickly bring up spotlight press command + space.

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4 Responses to “Using Spotlight For Quick Calculations”

  1. 1

    Very nice trick! Quite useful, I like it. Thanks! By the way, what’s the UK flag there for? I wonder.

    Comment By Aday on February 9th, at 10:47 pm

  2. 2

    Tazpnbwahis isn’t working for me. I can’t possibly be to dumb for this, can I? I hit command + spacebar, I get the spotlight thing, I type 10+10, and I don’t get the calculator in the results. I tried hitting return, and that didn’t give me the calculator results either. what gives? I’m running 10.4.9.

    Comment By Anonymous on February 14th, at 4:33 am

  3. 3

    It could be a 10.5 only thing.

    Comment By James Powell on February 14th, at 8:07 am

  4. 4

    You have sparked much thought for your readers with impressive informational material. I am so happy I came across your article and I share in your views written here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    Comment By Rosacea on May 9th, at 10:37 am