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Stupid mac tricks

For those of you running OS X, did you know you can use spotlight like a calculator? Just open the spotlight search field and type the equation you want to calculate. But beware, as spotlight has a bug! If I type "3*3" (or various other simple calculations (without the quotes)) into my spotlight window, it crashes a moment later. But there is a workaround; just put a decimal after the first number. Ie: "3.*3"

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zorinlynx
Mar. 13th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I can't reproduce that bug. There's a good bet your metadata database is corrupted. Try deleting and rebuilding the metadata and see if that solves the issue. :)
revar
Mar. 14th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
It does this for me on both my personal MacBook pro, and my office MacBook pro. Interesting.
krin_o_o_
Mar. 14th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)

It knows you.

It taunts you.

It is dangling a neat *shiney* in front of you.

It will task you.

Yes, it will.
sebkha
Mar. 14th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
I can reproduce this as a non-bug on 10.5.6.
ben_raccoon
Mar. 14th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
I can't seem to reproduce this, either.

Still, nifty!
shatterstripes
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
WORKSFORME

No decimal needed here. Not that I really use Spotlight much what with its shortcut interfering with the keys for moving around the canvas in Illustrator.
traveller_blues
Mar. 16th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
...welll, what did you expect?
Of -course- OS X requires you to dot com put the product....

*ducks*

-Traveller
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