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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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TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus

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TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus -- It has once again been a sprint to the finish this year, and speaking as someone who regularly runs track, cross-country, and road races, I'm not just turning a phrase - we're exhausted. So with this, the last TidBITS issue of 2005, we're looking forward to some serious holiday hibernation over the next few weeks. But as always, we could never have made it this far on our own, and I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helps Tonya and me keep TidBITS going: Geoff, Jeff, Glenn, Matt, and Mark; the good folks at digital.forest, our Internet host; our corporate sponsors; the generous authors who contributed excellent articles this year; all our Take Control authors and editors; our selfless volunteer translators; the participants of TidBITS Talk; and of course, all of you who devote your valuable time to reading our words. Thank you, one and all, and may all your wishes come true. Our next issue will appear 09-Jan-06, as we gather our strength for Macworld Expo in San Francisco. [ACE]

 

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