Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

 

 

Related Articles

 

 

Open Door Networks Updates Security Products

Send Article to a Friend

With all the recent fuss about security on the Mac, it's worth pointing out that we have plenty of tools to protect us from the most common Internet dangers. Open Door Networks recently updated all its Internet security products, which are available separately or as a bundle. DoorStop X Firewall 2.0 adds Location Sets, which enable you to specify different protection settings for different environments (for instance, you might want more stringent firewall settings when using public hotspots than when you're at home behind your NAT gateway). Other new features include automated log archiving and service-specific logging options. Who's There? Firewall Advisor 2.1, which provides additional information about attacks and attackers, adds new filtering and searching features, enhanced real-time scrolling, and new service definitions.

And lastly, Open Door has updated their ebook, "Internet Security for Your Macintosh: A Guide for the Rest of Us," to discuss the latest issues in Internet security for Mac users, most notably topics related to running Windows on Intel-based Macs. The ebook itself, and Open Door's security blog, have also been integrated into all of the products, so you can search the blog for related items directly from within DoorStop X or Who's There. Through 14-Feb-07, DoorStop X Firewall costs $40 (upgrades are $30), Who's There? Firewall Adviser costs $30 (upgrades are $20), the ebook costs $10 (free upgrades), and the DoorStop X Security Suite bundle of all the products is priced at $70 (with $40 upgrades).

 

Updated! PDFpen for iPad 1.7: Designed for iOS 7, faster, and
better-looking. Edit your PDFs anywhere. Sign contracts, make
changes, fill forms, and more. All while you’re on the move.
Syncs via iCloud and Dropbox. <http://smle.us/tbpdfpen-ipad>