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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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Hide and Seek with SiteMill 2.0 -- Although Adobe SiteMill 1.0 was among the first commercial Web site management tools for the Macintosh, with SiteMill 2.0 seemingly way overdue, many wondered if it would ever ship. Even after Adobe informed me they had shipped SiteMill 2.0, they did not quickly update their Web site to reflect this information, and press kits they've sent all concern the Windows version.

SiteMill is no longer a separate product; instead, it comes in a bundle with PageMill 2.0 and Photoshop LE, Adobe's "light" version of Photoshop. This PageMill bundle lists for $149 and replaces the previous PageMill package. Those having a registration number for SiteMill 1.0 or PageMill 2.0 can download a free copy of SiteMill 2.0, sized at approximately 2 MB. As of this writing, a number Adobe's Web pages lead to the beta release, but this page linked to the real goods when I tried it. Adobe Systems -- 800/411-8657 -- 408/536-6000 [TJE]

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