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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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Mailsmith 1.1.7 Available -- Bare Bones Software has released Mailsmith 1.1.7, a small update to its email client application. Version 1.1.7 improves support for SMTP AUTH (a protocol which enables validated users to send mail even if they aren't connecting to their server from a trusted address), the capability to change the ports Mailsmith uses for POP and SMTP (useful if you're trying to tunnel via SSH), as well as changes which let Mailsmith function better under Mac OS X's Classic environment. As usual, Bare Bones has made a complete list of changes available online. The update is a 2.7 MB download and free to registered Mailsmith users. [GD]

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