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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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AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

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Apple has released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3, which is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. Related to the recently exposed Heartbleed bug (see “The Normal Person’s Guide to the Heartbleed Vulnerability,” 9 April 2014), the firmware update fixes an OpenSSL vulnerability that was exposed when the Back to My Mac feature was turned on. After updating the firmware, you may need to re-enable Back to My Mac using AirPort Utility and your Mac’s System Preferences. You must update your AirPort base station using AirPort Utility on your Mac or an iOS device with the free AirPort Utility app installed (the download isn’t available via the Apple Support Web page or Software Update).

 

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Comments about AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

Joseph McAllister  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-04-23 21:22
From what I've been able to glean from this article, Apple, and Google, OS-X 10.6.8 and/or Airport Extreme and Express version 2 are not eligible for this upgrade.

True?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-04-24 06:03
I think that's right. Only the new tall 802.11ac AirPort base stations are affected, and they can be configured only with AirPort Utility 6, which requires 10.7. Lion.