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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 2.0.2 Makes Minor Fixes -- Bare Bones Software has released Mailsmith 2.0.2, incorporating numerous minor feature enhancements and bug fixes into the company's industrial strength email program (see "True Confessions of a Mailsmith Switcher" in TidBITS-690 for a review of Mailsmith 2.0). Also included in the upgrade is SpamSieve 2.0.1, the current version of Michael Tsai's Bayesian spam filter, which integrates with Mailsmith, along with other email programs (see "SpamSieve 2.0.1 Improves Accuracy" in TidBITS-698). Mailsmith 2.0.2 is a free update for registered users; it's a 14.7 MB download. [ACE]

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