Macworld Expo This Week -- Various members of the TidBITS staff will be at Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week, so email replies may be delayed. We'll try to post updates about the most exciting things we see during the week, and in the next TidBITS issue we'll cover what was really important at the show. If you plan to attend or just want a sense of how the show has been in previous years, check out Jeff Carlson's "Impressions of a Macworld Newbie" in TidBITS-362 from Macworld San Francisco last year, and Tonya's "Macworld Expo: Planning for a Shopping Frenzy" in TidBITS-391 from the last Macworld Boston. Of course, searching for "Macworld Expo" in our search engine will also reveal lots of old show news. [ACE]
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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