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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This week we look more closely at component level repair and whether or not it is reasonable to expect Apple to do it, report on a deal from Connectix that, in an unusual move, is only open to users of online services, and present much-awaited benchmarks on the just-released machines, again from Tom Thompson and BYTE Labs. Also, those of you on the Internet can check out parts of "The Internet Companion," available via anonymous FTP.
Lots of people have asked us where they can get the 32-bit Enabler and the Macintosh Hardware System Update. As yet, they have not appeared where the net public can find themShow full article
Fred Berg writes: Parts of "The Internet Companion" by Tracey LaQuey and Jeanne C. Ryer, which was reviewed in TidBITS-164, are available via anonymous FTP from in the directory: . Barry Shein adds: Further chapters will be released in the futureShow full article
Connectix, makers of Connectix PowerBook Utilities (CPU), Virtual 3.0, MAXIMA, Hand-Off II, and the new InfoLog, is offering lower than normal prices to online services usersShow full article
Just as our modem issue garnered many comments that you'll see in a future issue, so did Fred Condo's open letter complaining about Apple's repair policiesShow full article
BYTE Senior Tech Editor at Large According to preliminary BYTE low-level benchmarks, the new Macs introduced 10-Feb-93 are performance winnersShow full article