For those who often use the standard macOS calculator and need to constantly display all the mathematical operations performed, there is a very cool function that displays the calculation ribbon. Read about how to enable and use it in this material.
The Tape of Calculations is a kind of history of all calculations performed on the macOS calculator that comes “out of the box”. A distinctive feature of this tool is that all actions are recorded in stages, which makes it very easy to find one or another calculation made at a particular stage.
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How do I turn on the calculation feed in the macOS calculator?
1… Open the calculator, for which go to Finder → Programs → Calculator or open search Spotlight and enter “Calculator“.
2… Go to the menu “Window” and press “Show calculation feed“. Also, this action can be performed through a combination of hot keys Command + T (⌘ + T).
From now on, when performing mathematical operations, all values will be saved in the calculation ribbon. The entire history of calculations can either be saved on a computer or printed out on a printer.
To see a blank tape of calculations, you must press the “clear” button.
You can save the records of the calculation tape by clicking the menu File → Save Tape As … or by pressing the key combination Shift + Command + S (⇧ + ⌘ + S).
To display information from the ribbon for printing, select the menu File → Print Ribbon or press the keyboard shortcut Command + P (⌘ + P).
In general, the standard macOS calculator is an excellent tool that allows you to perform routine and engineering calculations, convert various physical quantities and has settings for programmers, and much more.