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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So what the heck is WebObjects and where did it come from? Read on for the first installment of Jonathan Rentzsch's two-part article explaining just what WebObjects is, where it came from, and how it compares to other ways of creating Web applications. Also this week, Adam gets grumpy about a report about "severe market dominance" on the Internet, and we cover the releases of IPNetSentry 1.1.1, Rewind 1.2, BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 and icWord 1.2.
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icWord 1.2 Adds Double-Byte Support -- The recently released 1.2 update to Panergy's icWord utility for viewing and printing Microsoft Word documents can now read files created by the Far East version of Microsoft Word, including those in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other double-byte languagesShow full article
IPNetSentry 1.1.1 Traces Intruders -- Sustainable Softworks has released IPNetSentry 1.1.1, a minor update to the company's personal firewall software (see "Macworld SF 2001 Trend: Personal Firewalls" in TidBITS-564)Show full article
BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 Fixes Bugs -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit Lite 6.1.1, a bug fix update to the company's free text editor. BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 now remembers changes to the Default Font setting, honors search options in multi-file searches, provides dynamic scrolling under Mac OS 8.1 and earlier, improves Mac OS X clipboard performance, and fixes a crashing bug related to the Hard Wrap commandShow full article
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