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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/27-Mar-06

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How to covert a music file to a Podcast? An attempt to make iTunes see an MP3 file as a podcast leads to discussions of how iTunes handles files. (12 messages)

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Classifying memory allocations -- What are the different memory types found in Activity Monitor? (9 messages)

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Refurb laptop battery? Is it possible to buy refurbished laptop batteries? And if so, are they worth buying? (6 messages)

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NetNewsWire and NewsGator -- Glenn's experience with the newest beta incarnation of NetNewsWire prompts talk about the service and subscription pricing. (4 messages)

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Macs for the very elderly? What considerations need to be addressed when setting up a Mac system for someone who may be facing common symptoms of age such as poor vision and hand dexterity? (6 messages)

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Mighty Mouse hardware easter egg -- Lifting a Mighty Mouse (and other Apple mice) reveals a mouse-shaped light pattern. See the pictures here! (2 messages)

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Music licensing for podcasts -- Learn guidelines for legally using music in podcasts. (3 messages)

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Photo metadata redux -- Where does Mac OS X store photo metadata? (3 messages)

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Setting window layout on discs and disk images -- Adam's experiences trying to burn a disc with specific window placement leads to someone else's solution to a similar problem. (1 message)

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Recovering music from the iTunes Music Store -- A reader is able to re-download the songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store, even though Apple doesn't make it an official policy. (2 messages)

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Installing reluctant drivers -- A reader looks for help when trying to get a USB-to-Ethernet adapter working under Mac OS 9. (1 message)

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Five Years of Mac OS X -- Mac OS X turned 5 years old on 24-Mar-06, and what changes we've seen in that time! (3 messages)

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