Toggle between Normal & Small Toolbar?

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:23 am Post

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Being that a 12" iBook is my writing machine, screen space is at a premium. Just thinking that having the ability to reduce the size of the toolbar with some smaller icons, would be nice for freeing up some vertical screen space. Not a big issue, really. Just a suggestion.

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:33 am Post

Option-Cmd-t will toggle the toolbar display on and off.
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:25 pm Post

mpaul wrote:Option-Cmd-t will toggle the toolbar display on and off.


Ah, thanks. I guess I just need to learn the shortcuts for the toolbar icons then. But that helps a lot.
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:48 pm Post

Timinator wrote:Being that a 12" iBook is my writing machine, screen space is at a premium. Just thinking that having the ability to reduce the size of the toolbar with some smaller icons, would be nice for freeing up some vertical screen space. Not a big issue, really. Just a suggestion.


I'm assuming that you do know that you can reduce the size of toolbar icons by going to View, Customize toolbar, and selecting 'Use Small Size.'? There is a pop-up menu that lets you change the toolbar visuals as well.

You probably know this already, but just wanted to be sure!
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:22 pm Post

That is true, but unfortunately (at least for me) it does not actually reduce the size of the toolbar itself, kind of making it pointless if you trying to save space.

Anyway, I highly recommend try hiding it entirely and getting used to the keyboard. It is something that not everyone's brain can wrap around because we all think differently, but if you do find yourself compatible, it saves a lot of time and effort -- especially on a laptop where mouse equipment is often sub-optimal. Scrivener has excellent keyboard support. There are very few occasions when I find myself needing the mouse. Meta-data is the biggest area; but that isn't something I mess with much while actually writing, so it is okay.
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Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:34 pm Post

Ah, yes, I see. It just makes room for more icons to be visible. Quite right.
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