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Joe Kissell joined the TidBITS staff in 2006 as Senior Editor and now lives in San Diego after more than five years in Paris. He has written more than two dozen Take Control books, including the best-selling Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, and numerous print books about Mac OS X. He is also a Senior Contributor to Macworld and the creator of Interesting Thing of the Day. (December 2012)

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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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Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 6: Improve Your Network Security

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 5: Improve Your Passwords

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 4: Beef Up Your Security Settings

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 3: Quick Security Fixes

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 1: Introducing Mac Security

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 2: Learn Security Basics

Apple Mail: The Yosemite Progress Report

“Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All

FlippedBITS: Do Privacy Policies Mean Anything?

FlippedBITS: Misconceptions about Changing Email Addresses

Bonus Tips for Apple Mail

Mail Improvements in OS X 10.9.2

Mail in Mavericks: Is It Safe Yet?

Mail in Mavericks Changes the Gmail Equation

Bypassing the Cloud with Transporter

FlippedBITS: Java, JavaScript, and You

FlippedBITS: IMAP Misconceptions

Mac Pro Replaced by Mac Prime

FlippedBITS: Four Password Myths

Introducing Our New FlippedBITS Column

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