This is a quick, short but nifty trick in OS X. When I shifted from Windows / Linux to MAC, I used calculator the old way. Open the calculator first and then punch in the values to get results. Probably Spotlight thought a better way out and said why punch the arithmetic equations in some other utility when I can do that for you.

Yes you can do basic Arithmetic calculations within the spotlight itself. To do so –

  1. Hit Command + SpaceBar to show the Spotlight
  2. Now punch the numbers to be calculated
  3. See the results within the Spotlight dropdown window.

Look at the image below to see how it works.

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Stay Digified!!
Sachin Khosla

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