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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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New Mouse Pad Is Solid Aluminum

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Looking for a mouse pad that matches your aluminum Mac and keyboard? The new MacPadd is a solid piece of anodized aluminum, and well, that's about it, other than it being patent pending and having a gratuitous D in its name. There's just something amusing about a mouse pad made entirely out of metal, and we're dying to know what the company felt was worthy of patenting. It's just a piece of metal, for goodness sake.

However, and with apologies to "This is Spinal Tap," I do think MacPadd is onto something here, since in the topsy-turvy world of Mac computing, having a good solid piece of metal under your mouse is often useful. Perhaps MacPadd will branch out to other metals, like cast iron, copper, or stainless steel. In the meantime, for a mere $24.99, you can replace your neoprene mouse pad with a MacPadd that will last a lifetime and will thus amuse your grandchildren to no end. "Tell us again about when you could control a computer with a mouse, Grandpa!"

 

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