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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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Users of Gatekeeper 1.2.6 will soon receive a warning stating that 1.2.6 is out of date and should be replaced with a more recent version. This warning appears automatically when modern versions of Gatekeeper exceed six months in age and is intended to prevent people from unwittingly depending on obsolete versions of the program which may no longer offer effective or safe protection from viruses. In spite of the warning, though, Gatekeeper 1.2.6 remains FULLY functional.

The six month time limit was chosen because it seemed likely that due to the need for periodic bug fixes, functional improvements, and code to stop new viruses, new versions would always be released within six months of each other. Unfortunately, the testing/debugging phase for Gatekeeper 1.2.7 has run unexpectedly long and delayed its release beyond the anticipated six months.

So, some form of 1.2.7 will be made available as soon as possible (if it has bugs, it certainly has far fewer than 1.2.6), and, in the meantime, Gatekeeper 1.2.6 remains as functional as ever even though it will complain about being out of date once every five days.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

When 1.2.7 is available, an announcement will be posted in the comp.sys.mac.announce newsgroup, and the file will be sent to all major Macintosh archive sites, and posted to the comp.binaries.mac newsgroup.

 

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