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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We present a PowerBook-heavy issue this week, with a look back at the real story behind the PowerBook 100 and a hopefully- instructive investigation of a weird Duo troubleshooting problem. We also have an announcement of a new virus, a bit on Macintosh Easy Open (which eases opening foreign file types) in MacLinkPlus, and finally, a review of CMaster, Jersey Scientific's extension to Symantec's THINK C.
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Macintosh Easy Open, an extension from Apple which allows you to substitute eligible applications to open files created by applications you don't have, is now available with MacLinkPlusShow full article
Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers In a joint bulletin released today by Gene Spafford of Purdue University, the various Macintosh antiviral developers announced the discovery of a new virus earlier along with new utility versions to combat it. The new virus, dubbed INIT 17, infects the System file and most applications as they run, and is likely to spread quickly once a machine is exposed to the virusShow full article
Definition: PowerBook 100 - a terribly nice Macintosh sometimes mistaken for a low-end, powerless laptop. What happened to the PowerBook 100? It came out in September 1991 at an unaffordable priceShow full article
A friend had problems with his Duo 210 recently, and I thought a brief exposition of how we solved them might prove useful to Duo users and anyone who does trouble-shootingShow full article
President, Johnston/Johnston Consulting, Macintosh Developer Jersey Scientific's CMaster is an extension for Symantec's THINK C that is 90 percent enhancements to THINK C's rather austere editor, and 10 percent enhancements to THINK C's project environmentShow full article