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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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DealBITS Drawing: Tom Bihn Laptop Bags

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Want your PowerBook or iBook to have a well-padded home to protect it from the cruel outside world? It's worth checking out the laptop bags, backpacks, and briefcases from Tom Bihn, a maker of high-quality bags in the Pacific Northwest. (If you're in downtown Seattle, be sure to check out the first Tom Bihn retail store, located at 609 Second Avenue near Pioneer Square.) Tom Bihn himself has been designing bags for over 30 years, and manufacturing and selling them for over 20 years.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win a Tom Bihn Brain Bag, worth $130, and your choice of either a Monolith ($40) or Brain Cell ($50) laptop protector. Along with the one lucky winner, entrants will receive discounts on any Tom Bihn products when we announce the winner, so you have everything to gain by entering at the DealBITS page linked below. Be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page, and rest assured that all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy.

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We'll announce the winner in next week's issue of TidBITS, and we'll also notify everyone who enters individually.

 

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