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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Jan-06

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Calendar widget behavior -- Readers notice a change in the new Calendar Dashboard widget included with Mac OS X 10.4.4. (2 messages)

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iLife '06 comments -- With the release of the latest version of Apple's digital living suite of applications, readers report their first impressions. (7 messages)

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Apple Adds 802.11a -- One little-noticed improvement in the new Intel-based Macs is support for the 802.11a flavor of wireless networking. (2 messages)

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Spotlight and iPhoto metadata? Does iPhoto make the metadata you assign to photos available to Spotlight? And if so, where is it stored? (12 messages)

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Problems with iPhoto 6 -- A few readers run into difficulty when converting libraries from older versions of iPhoto to the latest version. (3 messages)

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Spotlight wildcards? Tiger's Spotlight search technology can be improved by using special text strings to narrow results. (5 messages)

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Postage on the Mac -- Who uses stamps anymore? A variety of options are now available for printing your own postage. (4 messages)

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Is MagSafe really original? The new magnetic power connector on the MacBook Pro is a novel change, but is it the first of its kind? Maybe not. (2 messages)

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Selecting software vendors -- How can you tell if a particular vendor is trustworthy, or even still developing the product you're looking for? (2 messages)

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