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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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Take Control News/26-Feb-07

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Month of Apple Sales #4: The Switcher's Kit -- We all know at least one malware-harried Windows user who's on the fence about switching to the Mac. But as much as Mac OS X is simple, secure, and pleasant to use, changing operating systems is still a big step. Help ease their transition with our Take Control Switcher's Kit: 7 ebooks guaranteed to help explain which Mac to buy, approaches for moving data from Windows to Mac OS X, how to run any necessary Windows applications on the Mac, and the best techniques for learning and maintaining Mac OS X. This essential bundle costs only $25.18 - a 60 percent discount from the list price of $62.95. (And yes, since we don't use obnoxious copy prevention technologies, you can just download the ebooks and give them to your friend via email or on CD.)

  • Take Control of Switching to the Mac
  • Take Control of Buying a Mac
  • Take Control of Running Windows on the Mac
  • Macworld Mac Basics Superguide
  • Take Control of Customizing Tiger
  • Take Control of Users & Accounts in Tiger
  • Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac

To take advantage of this discount, just purchase from the Month of Apple Sales #4: The Switcher's Kit page.

This, and the rest of the offers in our Month of Apple Sales, are available only through 06-Mar-07, so now is the time to get started with Tiger, learn more about iLife, increase your knowledge of Mac OS X, or help a friend switch to the Mac.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>