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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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DealBITS Drawing: A Stuffed Dog and Fetch 5.0

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There aren't many Mac programs that come with their own mascot, but the FTP/SFTP program Fetch has long stood out. It was one of the first graphical FTP programs on any platform, written in 1989 by Jim Matthews while working at Dartmouth College. Then, in 2000, Jim used some of his winnings from the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire television program to buy Fetch from Dartmouth, after which he resumed work on the program, porting it to Mac OS X, revamping the interface, and adding support for SFTP. The result is Fetch 5.0, a spare, elegant file transfer program, that's perfect for Web publishing, uploading and downloading from Internet FTP sites, sending files to service bureaus, and even just transferring files around your network.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win Fetch's mascot, a plush stuffed dog carefully trained to sleep on the top of your monitor, along with a license for Fetch 5.0, worth $25. Entrants who aren't our lucky winner will receive a notable discount on Fetch, so if you're looking to pick up a copy of Fetch inexpensively, be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize to reward you for spreading the word.

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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
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