Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Avoid Long Hierarchical Menus

If you right-click (or Control-click) on some item, such as a file in the Finder, and one of the sub-menus has many options (Open With is a frequent culprit), it may take several seconds to open, even on a fast machine, which is annoying if you did not actually want that sub-menu.

The trick is to not pull the cursor through the menu, but in a curve around it, so the cursor does not touch any menu items until lower on the list where you wanted to go.

Visit Eolake's Blog

Submitted by
Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

Free Java Tools for Symantec C++

Send Article to a Friend

Free Java Tools for Symantec C++ -- Symantec released its first set of Macintosh Java development tools (codenamed Caffeine) for Symantec C++. Caffeine is free to Symantec C++ customers, and integrates Sun's virtual machine, Java compiler, and other components of Sun's Macintosh Java Development Kit into the Symantec Project Manager, letting users create and compile Java applets, then run them in Sun's Java Applet viewer. Caffeine is a precursor to Symantec's already-announced Java development environment Cafe, a stand-alone set of Java development tools that will also be free to Symantec C++ customers. The Caffeine release is about 5 MB in size. Caffeine is available for Power Macintosh, with a 68K version due "in a few weeks." [GD]

<http://www.symantec.com/lit/dev/caffeine.html>
<ftp://mirror.aol.com/pub/info-mac/dev/sym/ symantec-caffeine.hqx>

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>