Poll Preview: They Come in Colors -- Next week we'll be looking at Canvas 7, the latest version of Deneba's popular Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. Other than Canvas, in which Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg has long been interested, we tend not to cover graphics programs much since most of us we live in a more text-oriented world. So tell us, what are the graphics programs you use most often to edit and create graphics? We've selected some big names for the poll answers, but we also recognize that there are many other possible options, so we've started a thread in TidBITS Talk where you can tell us what other programs you use and why you like them. [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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