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Question: Apple calculator widget not working anymore

Hi,


I have just noticed that the Apple Calculator Widget is not working anymore. And I believe this happened since I updated to Lion 10.7.2.

I'm using a MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 though I don't think it matters. Has anybody the same problem ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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The Apple calculator widget is now working normally again. Don't know why and since when but thank's Apple.

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Oct 23, 2011 2:48 PM in response to Jean-Marie Allier In response to Jean-Marie Allier

are you talking about the one in your applications folder on the one in your dashboard? if it's the one in your dashboard I would assume you could remove it and then add it again to see if that solves anything.


Make sure these are all the native calculators Apple has provided with the OS as well. If it is a third party one (not sure why you would have that) then it might not be compatible with your version of lion.


Try updating the latest build if you haven't already.


I hope this helps,


Not experiencing and faults with either calculators on my end.

Oct 23, 2011 2:48 PM

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Oct 24, 2011 12:00 AM in response to TheSmokeMonster In response to TheSmokeMonster

Thanks TheSmokeMonster,


It's the Apple dashboard widget, the app runs fine. It's the widget installed with Lion (From a clean install.).


Basically, when I click on a digit I get it twice, ie when I click on 4 I get 44 for example. However it is OK with keyboard.

Oct 24, 2011 12:00 AM

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Oct 24, 2011 1:34 AM in response to TheSmokeMonster In response to TheSmokeMonster

Yes it happens only in the dashboard widget.


I uninstalled and reinstalled it many times.


The behavior is OK with the MacBook keyboard and an external USB keyboard.


What is wrong is with the MacBook trackpad, USB Apple mouse and Bluetooth Apple mouse. When I click once on a digit It appears twice (1 will give 11, 2 will give 22 and so on). The digit appears when I press the mouse and once again when I release the mouse.

Oct 24, 2011 1:34 AM

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Jan 22, 2012 11:52 AM in response to Jean-Marie Allier In response to Jean-Marie Allier

I have this same problem two number entered every time I click it with the mouse or trackpad. Installed other calcualtor widget and same issue.


Apple wants to charge me for a fix yet they are not sure they can fix it!


Obviously there are quite a few of us who have complaints about this widget calcualtor whats going on here? I expect better from apple.


Have you had any resolve with this issue?

Jan 22, 2012 11:52 AM

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Jan 22, 2012 12:22 PM in response to brandonofmn In response to brandonofmn

Hi brandonofmn,


No, nothing new with the Apple widget, still not working. But I managed to download another one named PEMDAS which works fine.


I find funny that Apple are able to provide widgets not working with their OS... But I guess there are not enough bug reports for them to consider it's worth correcting so far.

Jan 22, 2012 12:22 PM

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May 16, 2012 8:16 AM in response to Jean-Marie Allier In response to Jean-Marie Allier

Acivate Secondary click in the settings (click on right side). Then use right click to enter numbers. It stop duplicating digits.


I have the same problem and attribute it bad programming. I have installed other calc widgets and had the same problem with duplicate numeral entires when using the mouse.


It seems like upon releasing the mouse, the calculator reads another click. If you press down on the mouse and drag off of the calculator to release it does not duplicate.


Apple just looks dumb when programming bugs like this happen and go unaddressed. Even the track pad on my MBpro does it. I even tried another wired mouse and the problem still persists.


Good luck

May 16, 2012 8:16 AM

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Jan 31, 2016 6:19 PM in response to Jean-Marie Allier In response to Jean-Marie Allier

I was able to fix mine (it was doing the same thing with typing double digits from mouse or trackpad clicks) by going into the Ink app and turning OFF handwriting recognition. Had this problem for quite a while but turned that setting off and it fixed it immediately.

Jan 31, 2016 6:19 PM

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Oct 5, 2017 10:46 AM in response to M@rley In response to M@rley

Thank you M@rley.. You helped me a lot.. Thumb Up.

M@rley wrote:


I was able to fix mine (it was doing the same thing with typing double digits from mouse or trackpad clicks) by going into the Ink app and turning OFF handwriting recognition. Had this problem for quite a while but turned that setting off and it fixed it immediately.

Oct 5, 2017 10:46 AM

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