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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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Making Better iMovies

If you wanted to edit video in the recent past, you needed a room full of specialized equipment and a fair amount of training and experience just to get startedShow full article

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Creating an iMovie Slide Show

Apple's winning iPhoto software makes it easy not only to collect and categorize your digital photos, but also to create slide shows that feature blended transitions between pictures and an accompanying sound trackShow full article

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iMovie, Take 3

All during 2002, I expected Apple to announce a new version of iMovie. After all, the last major update to the free video editor happened way back when iMovie 2 was released in July of 2000Show full article

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iMovie 4 in the Viewfinder

When I wrote about iMovie 3 last year, I was less than enamored of Apple's digital video editor (see "iMovie 3 Tips and Gotchas" in TidBITS-697)Show full article

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