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    I am sorry, but this is something I cannot understand. How can Ubuntu be a "Linux for human beings" if the default calculator app (qcalctool) does not have this M button which every calculator ever made or programmed has? I guess I will just ask Rich Burridge directly... I have 12.04 Precise Pangolin
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    The default is gnome-calculator . The key word being gnome who have been removing features from many different programs. Nautilus is the most notable example.
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    From the manpage for gcalc:


    View Menu Basic Mode [ Control-B ] Display the calculator in basic mode. Financial Mode [ Control-F ] Display the calculator in financial mode. Scientific Mode [ Control-S ] Display the calculator in scientific mode. Memory Registers [ Control-M ] Display the memory registers window.


    Gcalc is gnome-calculator.. right?
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    WTH? If you just type "calc" into dash it will run this calculator app which says qcalctool 6.4.1.1 in help / about. But if you run gnome-calculator you will get exactly the same app but saying gnome-calculator in help about and the same version number!
    |{urse what do you mean by this gcalc? These key shortcuts don't do anything in neither of those apps.
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    There are lots of calculators in Ubuntu Software Center. MyCalculator looks like it has memory functions
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    I mean, if gcalc is not already installed as the default calc program in the current Gnome (if you can call it that) then you should install it and use it instead as it has the memory function you are asking about.
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    Quote Originally Posted by |{urse View Post
    I mean, if gcalc is not already installed as the default calc program in the current Gnome (if you can call it that) then you should install it and use it instead as it has the memory function you are asking about.
    As I said, gnome-calculator (your gcalc) does not have any memory functions. I would like to see where did you get one having them :-\
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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    switch from basic to any other view in gcalc

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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    Well, the keyword is 'Gnome'. If you insist on using Gnome, then there is no help for you. You are forever doomed to suffer and burn in the depths of computer hell.

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    Re: Ubuntu calculator missing memory button??

    I'd suggest installing Kcalc. I think you'll like it. It's simple & intuitive enough to learn quickly, and (at least under Ubuntu v10.04) has the memory function buttons in the default display. (If you don't like it, you can uninstall it, right?)
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