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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.

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ExtraBITS for 10 January 2011

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If you want to go further afield from TidBITS this week, be sure to listen to Joe Kissell talking about a paperless lifestyle and tune in Tuesday, when we’ll learn if Verizon Wireless’s media event is indeed to announce the iPhone coming to Verizon.

Joe Goes Paperless on the Tech Night Owl Live -- Joe Kissell joined host Gene Steinberg on the Tech Night Owl Live to discuss the ins and outs of a (mostly) paperless lifestyle and steps you can take to replace papers with digital documents.

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WSJ: The iPhone Comes to Verizon, At Long Last? -- “A person familiar with the matter” has told the Wall Street Journal that Verizon Wireless will announce that the company will make Apple’s iPhone available to its subscribers at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, January 11th at New York’s Lincoln Center. We’re waiting with bated breath to see if we can at long last put this rumor to bed alongside the Beatles coming to iTunes.

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