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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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Networked hard drives -- Got spare hard drives laying around? Some new products help you put them onto your network without requiring a computer as a host. (3 messages)

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Transferring Large Files via Email -- Following Adam's article about using YouSendIt to transfer large files via email, readers chime in with their experiences using Skype and iChat. (3 messages)

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Control a PowerBook through a KVM switch -- Use a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch to share components between a PowerBook and another computer. (5 messages)

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Not impressed with new PowerBooks? Setting aside the fantasy of Apple announcing PowerPC G5-based PowerBooks, some readers think the newest speed-bump revision of Apple's professional laptop line lack excitement. (12 messages)

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Network control of many Macs -- A presentation in a school computer lab prompts the question: can one control what's displayed on all the Macs? Yes! Read on for several intriguing solutions. (6 messages)

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