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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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Nisus, MacWrite II, and XTND

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Povl H. Pedersen <ECO861771@ecostat.aau.dk> writes: "You can make your copy of Nisus read MacWrite II files (I can even read DOS WordPerfect 5.0 files and a lot more). If you keep the option key pressed while selecting Open... Nisus will use the Claris XTND technology if it is installed. And the good news is that there is a XTND Developer package available at ftp.apple.com that includes XTND and filters for MacWrite and MacWrite II. It's in the /dts/mac/tools/xtnd directory, but it's big, about 520K. The XTND file must be in a folder named 'Claris' inside the System Folder, and all translators goes into the 'Claris Translators' folder inside the 'Claris' folder." [This trick works in 3.06; I can't comment on previous versions. I think more translators are available from third parties like DataViz.]

 

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