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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/10-May-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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iTunes 4.5 -- More discussion of the latest version of iTunes, including frustration outside the United States and how music is being shared via Rendezvous. (17 messages)

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Liability -- If you run an open wireless network and someone hijacks it to send spam or engage in otherwise illegal behavior, are you liable? (11 messages)

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iMovie 4.0.1 Improves Performance -- The latest update to Apple's movie editing software is an improvement, but frustrations remain. (1 message)

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.Mac email problems -- Some readers find that getting email via Apple's .Mac service is flaky, while others report no problems. (5 messages)

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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>