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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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iMovie '08 impressions, library size problems -- iMovie '08 now displays your entire video library, the way iPhoto stores your library of digital photos. But that leads to an enormous video collection. Can the source material be compressed, or is it worth storing the library on external drives? (9 messages)


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IPhone issue? Are the power pins in the iPhone different from iPods such that a third-party car charger could damage it? (9 messages)


Mail not using default browser? Apple's Mail seems to favor Safari, despite a reader's default Web browser being set to Firefox. Other programs, such as iCal, appear to act the same. (6 messages)


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