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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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Adam, Tonya, and Andy Ihnatko on MacNotables

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The real problem with organizing a podcast around well-known Macintosh writers is that we're all slaves to Apple's product announcements. Normally, that just means we're a bit more crazed, but still up for recording MacNotables podcasts. But with the release of Leopard, we all disappeared into major deadlines, resulting in only a few shows since Leopard's ship date. But last week, Tonya and I and Andy Ihnatko were able to connect with Chuck Joiner to record a two-part show. In the first part, we talked about the TidBITS Gift Guide, what we're really doing with regard to Leopard, and some social networking sites. In the second part, we continue the discussion of social networking sites before veering off into a look at another of Andy's areas of expertise - comic books - along with some thoughts on the 1980s. (We’re easily sidetracked at the best of times, and we're all still mentally exhausted.)

 

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