What happened to Google Calculator? It seems to have stopped working a few days ago.


2 * 3 

no longer returns 2 * 3 = 6.

Platform: Firefox 13.0.1 for Windows with NoScript 2.4.8.

  • It seems to work for me on FireFox, even with NoScript on.... – Pacerier May 22 '14 at 11:28


Observed on 2013-06-13: the calculator no longer requires JavaScript and more importantly copy-pasting the result now works again! (This works both with and without JavaScript from google.com blocked.)

Google Calculator now requires JavaScript. In particular, JavaScript must be allowed from google.com.

In the case of Firefox and NoScript, google.com may be blocked. To use Google Calculator, set NoScript to allow JavaScript from google.com (permanently or temporarily). Unfortunately, copy-pasting the result from this window does not work. Thanks, Google, for breaking the ability to use the clipboard for getting the result.

In the case of Opera, allow JavaScript in site preferences.

  • 1
    It's probably because the calculator was recently beefed up a bit, and given a UI. – Louis Aug 1 '12 at 4:31
  • More like broken badly and made unusable. – Peter Mortensen Aug 5 '12 at 11:36
  • what's your problem with it? – Louis Aug 5 '12 at 11:59
  • @Louis: using the clipboard to get the result is now completely and utterly broken. Google Calculator has put us 20 years back in time, to the era of the physical calculator. We now again have to type the result in where it is needed. – Peter Mortensen Jan 11 '13 at 18:53
  • I guess coming from the Bing calculator I never really noticed the shortcomings. I'm still not sure what you mean about the clipboard though. Was it bound to ctrl+v/ctrl+c before or something? – Louis Jan 11 '13 at 20:32

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