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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.

 
 

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Buying Bogus iTunes Gift Cards May Cost You -- Next time you're about to buy an iTunes gift card on eBay or Craigslist you may want to think twice. There's a chance the card was purchased with a stolen credit card or hacked, and, as Macworld reports, Apple is cracking down on these fraudulent gift cards by permanently disabling user accounts that redeem them. (Posted 2009-06-29)


Jeff Carlson Talks iMovie '09 with MacVoices -- Jeff Carlson chats with Chuck Joiner on MacVoices about undocumented features in the latest iMovie '09 releases, and unexpectedly delivers a short Video Encoding 101 course when explaining the new Optimize Video feature. (Posted 2009-06-22)


First iPhone Recovered via Find My iPhone? -- A Lego Brickworld conference attendee writes up his Jack Bauer-like recovery of an iPhone that was nicked at a sketchy bar. (Posted 2009-06-22)

 

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