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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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No TidBITS 19-Apr-04 -- We're taking the next issue of TidBITS off for a little hard-earned rest and recuperation in Hawaii at my sister Jennifer's wedding. Those who have been with us from the beginning may remember that back in 1992, Jennifer converted our first 99 issues from HyperCard format into setext, which was an essential step in allowing us to provide a complete archive containing every TidBITS issue. Aside from the wedding festivities, Tonya and I are looking forward to downtime and extra sleep to make up for what we've lost in the last week while dealing with Tristan's cold-exacerbated asthma troubles. So, although we'll try to keep TidBITS Talk flowing, we won't be reading or replying to other email on a regular basis. Our next issue will be released on 26-Apr-04. [ACE]

 

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>