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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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Learn to Record Anything with “Take Control of Audio Hijack”

If you need help to getting started with recording audio from your Mac, or if you’ve upgraded from Audio Hijack Pro 2 to Audio Hijack 3, we now have a book that will help you figure out the best ways of working in Audio Hijack’s new flowchart-like interface.

 
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