3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2014 12:20 PM by paultseung
ErinRhodes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am a new Mac user.  Please help!  How do I get the calculator that's in the dashboard onto the desktop? 

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,695 points)

    Use the calculator app, /Applications/Calculator, instead of the Dashboard calculator. 


    Then you can keep it open or place it in the dock for ready reference.

  • Arc676 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    You can also use spotlight (the maginifying glass in the upper right corner of screen, next to notification center if running mountain lion) as a calculator.

  • paultseung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yup. New to mac as well and you can do "Command" + "Spacebar" for Spotlight, just type whatever calculation you want, or just type "calculator" and press "Enter" for a desktop calculator. Have to love spotlight even better!