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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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Free Office for iPad Webinar on 11 April 2014 at 2:30 PM PDT

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Alicia Katz Pollock, who has written several articles for TidBITS, is doing a three-day free webinar from April 9th through 11th on Microsoft Office for the Mac, and you can tune into that now between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Pacific. But if you’re just getting started with Office for iPad, clear time on your calendar for 2:30 to 4:00 PM Pacific on Friday, 11 April 2014, when Alicia will be demonstrating Microsoft’s new iPad apps. The webinar is free to watch live (click Watch for Free at the very top of the page, or sign up with CreativeLive), and it’s $79 if you want to watch any time later.Generic Globefollow link