I'm running Mac OS X 10.4.3 on a G4 w/dual 867Mhz processors and 1gbyte
(ie. billion bytes) of main ram...
When I control-click on an icon, it gives a pop-up menu that includes an
"Open With" sub-menu list.
Unfortunately, this choices in the "Open With" sub-menu are populated
when I just slide my mouse over the "Open With" option. I would prefer
it if the choices weren't displayed until I choose that option by
stopping on it, or sliding off to the right.
Because I have lots of applications and lots of upgrades to
applications, the "Open With" sub-menu is long and contains lots of
duplicates and frequently doesn't seem to be cached.
If my hard drive has gone to sleep, when I slide over the "Open With"
option, my machine experiences a 5-20 second delay while the "Open With"
choices are populated. This delay continues to occur even if I just
slid by the "Open With" option and am currently on top of another
option. My machine is essentially hung while the "Open With" sub-menu
So I have two questions:
First, is there a way to remove redundant/old entries from the "Open
With" menu? Eg., there are four Quicktime choices, three of them are
old and unnecessary.
Second, is there a way to set the "Open With" menu to wait a longer
delay before preemptively loading/displaying all of it's choices?
Ben in DC
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