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Muse supports both automatic menus and manual menus. An automatic menu is automatically populated either with the top level page names or with all the page names in the Plan view hierarchy. (Individual pages can be excluded via Page Properties or via the right click menu on a page in Plan view.) If the Menu Type in the widget options (the panel off the blue dot) is set to Manual, then you have full control over adding and deleting menu items and submenus. For your example you could create a manual menu with one menu items and 5 submenu items.
Thank you very much Zak, I know you guys are busy finishing MUSE, I truly appreciate you helping me out.
I had this issue going way back and I reported it and asked for a fix on the previous help website. Basically the tooltip needs an option that makes the popup disappear when the user mouse-outs on the trigger area AND the popup area, otherwise the tooltip widget is useless for this kind of navigation.
I appreciate that the Muse team are working hard on getting things done, but this seems like something that would be really simple to implement and would open up a HUGE new way of enhancing usability in navigation. Drop-down menus that include descriptive text, photographs, graphics etc.
Hi Lukey Poop...
Did you ever get a reasonable response to this... ? I looked at your site, and it seems that you have it working, but I don't know how you did it, as I'm in the same frame of mind as your April question.
(I have tried Tooltip, but "Close" option, still doesn't work and no answer in the forums... and Adobe has the audacity to charge us for this!!!? Also, tried manual "Vertical Menu" but I can't get it the "Height" dimesion to go lower than it's preset--about 50px. And I'm experienced with using this time-sync product.)
If you could find the time, could you explain what you did, as this is exactly what I---and pretty much EVERYBODY, building a website--needs.
- Primal Atom
If you're referring to the page at http://pgl0.businesscatalyst.com/index.html where the menu appears as:
From looking at the HTML here's my assessment. The "ABOUT US", "INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS" and "GALLERY" links appear to be Muse text frames with hyperlinks applied. The "PRODUCTS" item is a horizontal menu with menu type set to Manual. It has one item at the top level and the five submenu items added manually with hyperlinks applied to link to the corresponding pages.
FWIW, I agree close box functionality should be added to the non-lightbox modes of the Composition widget (that fact the Close box checkbox is not disabled in other modes is very misleading). There should also be a rollover mode where the target stays visible until the user rolls off both the target and the trigger. These improvements to the Composition widget just haven't made it to the top of the priority list, yet.