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

Inputting

2 * 3 

no longer returns 2 * 3 = 6.


Platform: Firefox 13.0.1 for Windows with NoScript 2.4.8.

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  • It seems to work for me on FireFox, even with NoScript on....
    – Pacerier
    May 22, 2014 at 11:28

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Update

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.

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    It's probably because the calculator was recently beefed up a bit, and given a UI. Aug 1, 2012 at 4:31
  • More like broken badly and made unusable. Aug 5, 2012 at 11:36
  • what's your problem with it? Aug 5, 2012 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. Jan 11, 2013 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? Jan 11, 2013 at 20:32

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