I seem unable to send a "clear" button press from the number pad on my standard apple extended keyboard (aluminum) to the calculator widget in Dashboard on Lion. The regular calculator app works as expected. Strangely, nothing on the internet seems to indicate a known bug.

  • I'm able to reproduce the behaviour on my machine. I can't say what's going on with any authority --- that's the first time in a looong time I've broken out the calculator widget --- but I can say it's not just you. – Ross Churchley Sep 8 '11 at 5:32
  • Probably that Clear key is long gone from any of the keys the QA team tested Lion with. Think of how Lion had been designed with specific new Mac models in mind. Not to excuse the bug, bug just to explain how it could slip through like that. – Jared Updike Sep 11 '11 at 23:37
  • Hrm, I wouldn't think the extended aluminum keyboard is going anywhere soon. I am a bit disappointed to see the laptops without a num lock pad, however. – NReilingh Sep 11 '11 at 23:42

I wrote a fix for this bug. Check my article for details.

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  • Very slick! Did you submit this in a bug report? I do also agree with Nathan; if you make this answer a little more verbose, I'll mark it as accepted. – NReilingh Sep 24 '11 at 0:15

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