[SOLVED] Dumping the included Calculator

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[SOLVED] Dumping the included Calculator

Post by LostAndDazed » Wed May 29, 2019 11:18 am

How do I get rid of this useless thing? My keyboard has a dedicated "Calculator" button that launches it and I have to say, it's about the worst programmers calculator I have ever tried to use.

Seriously? Changing number bases is a text thing, "104 in hex"? And I still have not figured out how to go back from Hex to Dec. Whoever assigned that as the default Calculator in the Mint Distro, needs to try using it. :)

I have installed gcalculator and would like that launched when I tap the keyboard calculator button. How do I slide gcalc. into that spot and banish the stock one forever.

Thanks
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Re: Dumping the included Calculator

Post by iain_33 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm

Go to the menu > Preferences > Keyboard, then the Shortcuts tab. Go to Custom Shortcuts, then Add custom shortcut. Give it a name (eg. Gcalc) and enter the command in the second box, then Add. Then double-click one of the "Unassigned" lines in the Keyboard Bindings pane, and press your calculator button on the keyboard. It will probably warn you that that key is already in use (for the other calculator app) so choose Yes to continue.
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Re: Dumping the included Calculator

Post by smurphos » Thu May 30, 2019 1:16 am

On Cinnamon 4.0 in the Preferred Applications settings module you can specify the default calculator app. This assumes that your alternative calculator does follow conventions to identify itself to the system as a calculator.
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Re: Dumping the included Calculator

Post by LostAndDazed » Thu May 30, 2019 12:56 pm

smurphos wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:16 am
On Cinnamon 4.0 in the Preferred Applications settings module you can specify the default calculator app.
Awesome, that worked a treat. I had used Synaptic to remove the stock Gnome calculator so there was only the new Galculator to assign to it.
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Re: Dumping the included Calculator

Post by LostAndDazed » Thu May 30, 2019 12:57 pm

iain_33 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Go to the menu > Preferences > Keyboard
Thanks, but smurfos' approach worked just fine with just a few clicks.
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