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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.

 
 

Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Update Fixes Plug-in Issues

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Last week's Final Cut Pro 5.1.3 Update barely had time to cool before Final Cut users discovered that it broke a number of third party plug-ins such as Conduit, Automatic Duck, and Magic Bullet Colorista. Now, Apple has released Final Cut Pro 5.1.4, which corrects issues with FxPlug plug-ins that use custom interfaces. It also fixes a bug with importing XML files with missing elements. The update is a 38 MB download and requires Final Cut Pro 5.1 or later running under Mac OS X 10.4.8.

 

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