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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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Safari 6.0.2

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Apple fixed a couple of WebKit security vulnerabilities with the release of Safari 6.0.2. Specifically, the update patches two problems that could lead to application termination or arbitrary code execution — one due to the handling of JavaScript arrays that was addressed with additional validation (CVE-2012-3748) and another due to the implementation of scalable vector graphic (SVG) images that was addressed through improved memory handling (CVE-2012-5112). There are no new features or other bug fixes. The update is available for OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion via the App Store app and for 10.7.5 Lion via Software Update. (Free, 44.8 MB)

 

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Comments about Safari 6.0.2
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Scott Brim  2012-11-02 12:20
Is the App Store error "The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)" limited to outside the US?
Higherterrain  2012-11-02 12:23
See below.
Steven Fisher  2012-11-02 13:58
For what it's worth, I looked up -3001:

NSURLErrorCannotOpenFile
Returned when NSURLDownload was unable to open the downloaded file on disk.
Higherterrain  2012-11-02 12:22
Not sure if you were getting the error message when trying to update Safari yesterday or this morning but it seemed pretty much world wide. This link will download it for you: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/02/041-8081/2jwp4wjrwygtm4lc608qy4h0 n4a9yyq37g/Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg
Steven Fisher  2012-11-02 13:40
What're the implications of this in the future? Do I become responsible for manually installing Safari 6.0.3?

I know there's probably no way you can know that, I'm just throwing it out there. :)
Roger D. Parish  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-11-02 23:13
After applying the 6.0.2 update, the icon for Safari in the dock and that shows up when you press Command-tab is apparently lo-res, as it is pixelated.
Robert Hancock  2012-11-02 23:57
I get this on a MacBook with OS X 10.7.5
You can't use this version of the application safari with this version of Mac OS X.
You have Mac OS X 10.7.5. The application requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
WTF?
Roger D. Parish  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-11-03 07:10
I am using 10.8.2 on a 15" MBP mid-2012.
midamor  2012-11-06 02:44
Upgraded to 6.02 with no problem, but as it has been for a few months now, Safari is still so slow as to be unusable.