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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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MacFair -- Those in New York City who haven't been frozen to the quick should mark their calendars for the New York MacFair, which runs from 9 AM to 4 PM on 26-Feb-94 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Sponsored by Apple and the New York Macintosh Users' Group, the fair features PowerPC demonstrations, numerous hardware and software vendor booths, a juried exhibition of computer designed art, and a day long series of seminars and panels with Macworld Magazine personalities such as David Pogue, Steven Levy, and science fiction writer William Gibson. Admission is $10, or $6 for NYMUG members.

Michael Ginsburg -- NYMUG@applelink.apple.com

 

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