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10.3: Control Finder toolbar behavior from the widget Desktop
Much about the toolbar of Finder and application windows can be controlled from the widget in the upper right corner.
  1. Upon putting a commonly used folder in the Toolbar, I was disappointed to see that its name was not included. However, holding down on the command key while clicking on the widget with the mouse will cycle the Toolbar through every combination of small icons or large icons with no text, small icons or large icons with text, or small and large text only. This can also be done by choosing "Customize Toolbar" from the Finder's view menu. This also works in Mail, Preview, Console, or most anything else with a Toolbar to be customized. This leads us to:
  2. Holding down on the Command and Option keys while clicking the widget with your mouse will bring down the "Customize Toolbar" pane without going up to the View menu. This also works in Mail, Preview, Console, or most anything else with a Toolbar to be customized.
  3. A Control-Click in the toolbar brings up a contextual menu to achieve 1 and 2 above, although the size of text and icons cannot be adjusted in this manner.
[robg adds: The "scroll through choices" option is new in the Finder in 10.3, though it was present in most Cocoa applications in 10.2. This hint has been submitted in various forms probably 25 times since 10.3 shipped, so I finally decided that maybe I should run it :). My apologies to those others who submitted the same thing and didn't have yours chosen for publication; it's pretty much a random process as to which one of a duplicate gets selected...]
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10.3: Control Finder toolbar behavior from the widget
Authored by: Rev. Al on Nov 27, '03 10:36:19PM

Control-Clicking on the widget in a finder window hides all toolbars, for me anyway. (Finder 10.3, OS 10.3.1) All other key combinations work as described above.



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10.3: Control Finder toolbar behavior from the widget
Authored by: biggyfishy on Nov 28, '03 01:20:18AM

"A Control-Click in the toolbar brings up a contextual menu to achieve 1 and 2 above, although the size of text and icons cannot be adjusted in this manner."

To original poster:
What part of "Use Small Icons and Text" don't you understand? :)

To first comment:
Note that it's a control-click in the _toolbar_, NOT on the widget.



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