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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.

 
 

Airfoil 4.5.7

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Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.5.7, a minor update to its popular network audio streaming app for the Mac. Most notably, the new version adds support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to the Instant On component, which helps capture both system audio and audio from already-active applications. It also fixes several bugs and memory leaks, including one that prevented AppleScript scripts using the System Audio device from working. ($25 new, free update, 11.4 MB, release notes)

 

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