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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.


Secure Your Mac from Certificate Flaws

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A spate of problems has cropped up with rogue SSL/TLS certificates that have the potential to subvert the integrity of encrypted Internet communications. Over at Macworld, Glenn Fleishman explains the situation, and offers advice to Mac OS X users on how to put up their guard for the system and browsers.favicon follow link


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Can't even get to the Tidbits article without accepting a certificate Safari cannot verify!
Glenn Fleishman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-11 22:27
Fascinating. Sometimes there are transient verification errors.