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Taken From The Forum: Archived Topics for the old Version 3.0 JavaScript Menu
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Last Updated: Wednesday July 18 2012 - 06:07:18

horizontal submenu in two rows?

Poster: schectex
Dated: Friday November 8 2002 - 18:18:46 GMT

I would like to design a menu with the following properties;
I wonder if there is some easy way to do it:

(1) The main menu is a vertical menu along the left side
of the screen, just like (for instance)

"Menu Items as Headers" ... ampleid=15

(2) Each button on that menu brings up a submenu, which
goes horizontally across the screen;

but now here's the new twist:

(3) Some of those submenus are too long to fit on the screen,
so I want those submenus to come up in two rows.

For instance, one of the buttons in the main menu would be
"People". Mousing over that would display the "People" submenu,
which includes "Faculty", "Staff", "Visitors", "Graduate Students", etc. --
about 8 different categories, a bit more than will fit onto
one width of the screen if the person viewing the screen is
using a low resolution monitor.

So I would like mousing over the "People" button to bring up
two rows of menu buttons.

Is there some easy way to do this, using the present versions
of the Milonic menus?

Thanks a lot.

Eric Schechter

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Friday November 8 2002 - 20:50:01 GMT

Hi Eric,

To my knowledge, there is no built-in way to do what you want. Similar discussions have come up in these forums, involving the use of vertical menus in a top frame, where the bottom of the menu gets cut off by the frame. Some have wondered if they could make two columns, but the answer is "no." The only two things I might suggest are: (1) include an option like "More..." as the last item in the menu, and have it open another horizontal submenu below the first. This additional menu would, of course, hold the rest of the menu items that would not fit in the first. It's a bit cumbersome, but it's all you have until version 4 comes out (which I believe plans to incorporate your desired feature, as well as scrolling menus). (2) Try vertical submenus, which have the advantage of being more familiar to users.

Hope that helps,


Poster: schectex
Dated: Monday November 11 2002 - 17:57:18 GMT

Thanks. I have now decided to go with all-vertical menus.
These not only fit better on the screen, but also they work
properly with a wider variety of browsers and platforms,
apparently. I now have it in place at

Best regards,

Eric Schechter