Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.



Pick an apple! 
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.

Visit Eolake's Blog

Submitted by
Eolake Stobblehouse

Previous: TidBITS 93 Next: TidBITS 95


We had a bad week. Someone (and I use the term loosely) broke into our old car and stole a small piece of the ignition, rendering poor Watson the Datsun undrivableShow full article


Of course by now you've all heard that Microsoft officially announced Word 5 last week after over two and half years, but that doesn't mean that you'll see it before JanuaryShow full article

Aldus Delivers

Well, at least that's what they claim and it sounds better than "Aldus Promises." Aldus showed up to show off at the last dBUG meeting in downtown SeattleShow full article

TidBITS Fileserver

The review of uAccess is still in the works but I am making progress. In the meantime, I've thought of a good way to introduce you to one of uAccess's more impressive features while at the same time providing a useful service that can save us all time. I've just finished setting up a fileserver in uAccess, which is a piece of cake to do with ICE Engineering's custom address commandShow full article

Show the full text of all articles