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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: Swift Publisher Winners -- Congratulations to Kevin Savetz of savetz.com, Ole Andreas Kongsgaarden of c2i.net, and Marijn van der Waa of xs4all.nl, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received an electronic copy of BeLight Software's Swift Publisher, worth $34.95. If you weren't among our winners, you can still save 15 percent on Swift Publisher through 26-Oct-05 by using the links below (the second link is for the download edition of Swift Publisher for $29.95, the third one is for the CD edition for $33.95 plus shipping (a total of $43.95); the CD edition contains 23,000 images and 100 designs versus 800 images and 60 designs in the download edition). This offer is open to all TidBITS readers. Keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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