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Spin Through Toolbar View Options

Although many people never change their toolbars from the default settings, all standard toolbars on the Mac offer six states: icon only, text only, and icon and text, with all three coming in normal and small size. You can change them by choosing View > Customize Toolbar.

But there's a shortcut that makes it easier to check out each variant. Simply Command-click the toolbar lozenge at the upper right of a window, and the toolbar switches to the next view. Click it enough times, and you cycle back to the start.

 
 

TidBITS Hits a Quarter Century of Internet Publishing

It seems like only yesterday we were reviewing Now Utilities and writing about the latest update to WordPerfect. That’s right, TidBITS has now been publishing for 25 years, making us one of the oldest Internet publications of all time. Adam shares some of how we got here.

 
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Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal”

How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

Apple Watch Try-Ons Are Both Hype and Help

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Keeping Up with the Snoops 9: Junk in the PRISM Trunk

First Legal Shots Fired over Net Neutrality

When Your Numbers Get Serious, Read “Take Control of Numbers”

iCloud Photo Library: The Missing FAQ

WWDC 2015 Ticket Lottery Opens for June Event

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 12: Recover from a Disaster

Chapter 12 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

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