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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/13-Mar-06

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

SquirrelMail vs. 10.4.5 Server -- Applying the latest Mac OS X Server update can make SquirrelMail stop working. (2 messages)

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Drawing program for an 11-year-old child? A young Mac user has outgrown KidPix, so what's a parent to do? Read on for several suggestions. (7 messages)

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Keychain susceptible to phishing attacks? What appears to be a fault in Keychain turns out to be an issue with Safari's autofill feature, reminding us that it's best to keep a sharp eye when filling out Web forms. (3 messages)

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la la: Netflix meets Napster meets half.com -- A few services offer the capability to mail your unwanted CDs (and DVDs) to people who request them, and vice-versa. And what does the RIAA think of this? (4 messages)

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No internal CompactFlash for MacBook Pro -- The MacBook Pro's new ExpressCard slot, while forward-thinking, is making it difficult for people who already own PC Card adapters. (3 messages)

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Destroying optical media -- Paper shredders are inexpensive and invaluable these days, but what's the best way to get rid of CDs and DVDs? (16 messages)

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