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I just installed ubuntu 12.10 and gnome 3, I opened gcalctool and there is no way to change the base and the calc type. Am I right or it's just my stupidity?

Here is a screenshot of it:

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What happens when you try to change the mode from menu? –  devav2 Oct 23 '12 at 9:56
    
there is no menu –  Frederico Schardong Oct 23 '12 at 23:27
    
I am using GNOME Shell 3.6.2 –  Frederico Schardong Mar 17 '13 at 20:21
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It shouldn't help much, but still... In Unity, you do not see the menu attached with the calculator itself. Its present at the top. See the screenshot: i.stack.imgur.com/X5CfS.png Is it same with Gnome - Do you manage to find the menu bar? –  Aditya Mar 17 '13 at 20:28
    
It is not the same with Gnome, each application holds its menu –  Frederico Schardong Mar 17 '13 at 20:30

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You can change the Calculator mode through the menu. You do not see the menu attached with the calculator itself, its present at the top panel. See the screenshot:

calculator-menu

To change the base, you would need to use the Programming mode:

change-base

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Bring up the calculator, then left click on the icon of the calculator in the upper left hand corner of the tool bar. A drop down menu will appear where you can select the mode.

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I had the same problem. The only way that I managed to solve that problem was changing the key Exec in /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop from

Exec:gcalctool 

to

Exec:gksu gcalctool

There is a nasty consequence: you have to enter the root password every time that you want to open the calculator.

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