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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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Apple Brings iWork to iPhone and iPod touch

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Apple has announced the release of the iWork app suite — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — for the iPhone and iPod touch. Each of these apps costs $9.99 for new users, but they’re free updates for those who own the iPad versions.favicon follow link

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

Make any day “Take Your iPad to Work Day!” Joe Kissell helps you take notes and write documents, create spreadsheets and presentations, manage contacts and calendars, read and write email, and more. Special topics include printing and moving documents around!