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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.

 
 

Sandvox 2.0

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Karelia Software has launched a major new version of their Sandvox Web site creation software. Sandvox 2.0 adds more than five dozen new features, including a new interface for quickly choosing a basic site design; a more intuitive WYSIWYG interface; plug-in support for Facebook and Twitter; and the capability for power users to insert raw HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or other Web code (Sandvox even checks inserted code for validity and for standards compliance). Comment support is also now available via Disqus, IntenseDebate, and Facebook Comments. Sandvox 2.0 sites are built to support modern Web technologies like HTML 5, and offer rich interaction through JavaScript libraries like jQuery. Karelia is offering a $10 discount on new purchases and upgrades through 20 May 2011. ($77 new, $47 upgrade, free upgrades for purchases after 5 January 2011, 28.7 MB)

 

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>