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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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BBEdit 4.0.1 Update

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BBEdit 4.0.1 Update -- Bare Bones Software released an update to BBEdit 4.0.1, which includes improved HTML tools, the ability to edit and store text files on an FTP server directly, and (notably!) multiple undos. The update is free to existing BBEdit 4.0 customers; the update does not work with any version of BBEdit Lite. [GD]

 

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