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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 15-Dec-08

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Grey Lines Mar MacBook Air Displays -- Is the problem with the new MacBook Air displays widespread enough to consider holding off on buying one? (2 messages)


Font used by Dictionary.app in OS X? -- When the phonetic spellings in Mac OS X's Dictionary application go screwy, a reader suspects a problem font, leading to a discussion of which fonts in the system are safe to deactivate. (8 messages)


Keyboard backlight -- How do you set the keyboard backlight on some Mac laptops to adjust itself automatically according to a room's light level? (3 messages)


Low ranking for the new MacBook -- Readers discuss the limitation in MacBooks where video content can't be played on non-HDCP compliant displays. (4 messages)


Apple Confirms Antivirus Software Is (Usually) Unnecessary -- Readers discuss the current state of virus vulnerability on the Mac. (11 messages)

 

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