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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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10th Annual SF Macworld Netter's Dinner

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For ten years we've been gathering a herd of nerds and feeding ourselves at the Hunan in San Francisco (on Sansome at Broadway). This year we have something new: online registration and payment.

http://iw.cts.com/~jonpugh/nettersdinner.html
ftp://iw.cts.com/public/JonPugh/ RegisterNettersDinner.hqx

Due to the phenomenal 50 percent no-show last year, we had to do something about the low turnout. This year we contracted with Kee Nethery's shareware service to provide a solution. All you have to do is download the Register program (61K) and run it. It enables you to enter the number of seats you wish to purchase and email your payment (via credit card) to Kagi and your RSVP to me. The cost is $16 per person (an earlier version of this notice said $14; it has gone up).

You can register via credit card up to the day before the event, which is 10-Jan-96. You can register by fax up to a week before the event, which is 04-Jan-96. You can register via snail mail up to two weeks before the event, which is 28-Dec-95. All of registrations must be done via the Register application.

The dinner will be on Thursday, 11-Jan-96. We'll meet at the top of the escalators on the entrance side (I think it's the north side) of Moscone Center 6:00 PM. We'll do our traditional pilgrimage to the Hunan at 6:30. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk. Of course, wimps can take a cab or drive.

 

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