MacFixIt reader Ethan writes
"When I run Mac OS X's Calculator application and attempt to update the currency exchange rates, it crashes - each and every time.
"It first happened in Jaguar, and I thought the problem would've been fixed with Panther but sadly not. I've sent numerous crash reports to Apple hoping they'll look into it. [...]
"The last time I've been able to successfully update the currency rates was February 24. It's a feature I sorely miss because I live outside of the US and buy items often from eBay."
Several other users have experienced a similar phenomenon, and have found that emptying all files in the folder:
- Home > Library > Caches > Calculator
- Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.calculator.plist
will restore the 'Update Currency Rates' feature. In some cases several repeat attempts are required.