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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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Lots of people have asked us where they can get the 32-bit Enabler and the Macintosh Hardware System Update. As yet, they have not appeared where the net public can find them. We have received contradictory information about whether or not these programs have even been released, so as a result, our advice is to sit tight for a bit and not worry.

 

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