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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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While we're waiting for the Web Crossing programmers to figure out how to let us eliminate HTML formatting from messages in TidBITS Talk, note that some of the messages in our existing archive are a bit more difficult to read because of the HTML tags. You may wish instead to read these threads in Web Crossing itself, where the HTML formatting is handled behind the scenes. You can see all the TidBITS Talk threads at the link below; the second link below each thread description takes you directly to that thread in Web Crossing. Although we've put absolutely no effort into making the Web Crossing archive look the way we want yet (so no snarky comments, please), you'll find that it's a lot faster than our old archive.

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Tactile Pro Keyboard -- Adam's review of the Matias Tactile Pro Keyboard sparked a lot of comment (and reminiscences of truly terrible keyboards of the past), demonstrating that Apple's mushy offerings leave much to be desired. (40 messages)

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Fixing keyboards -- On a related note, what are the best techniques for cleaning and repairing keyboards? (6 messages)

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Setting up a Mac OS X VPN -- Advice on setting up a virtual private network under Mac OS X. (3 messages)

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