Keep It Up 2.3 Improves Restarts -- Karl Pottie has released Keep It Up 2.3, a free update to his useful server-monitoring and remote management utility (see "Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management" in TidBITS-451). New in Keep It Up 2.3 is a significantly improved method for restarting the Mac that offers "Clean Restart" and "Forced Restart" options. Keep It Up 2.3 is also compatible with the forthcoming Mac OS 9 and now stores its log file in the Preferences folder for compatibility with Mac OS 9's multiple user capabilities. Keep It Up remains $22 shareware and is a 286K download. [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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- Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management (19 Oct 98)