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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:48

Horizontal menu bars - scroll bar problem

Poster: nodata
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 19:34:59 GMT

I have a horizontal menu with lots of menu items.
To make it easier for my readers, I'd like the menu bar to move upwards to fit all of the menu items on screen, rather than adding a scroll bar.

i.e. I would like the menu to adjust it's height to fit the available space within the browser window.

Open the following page, and make sure that the menu is near the bottom of your browser window:

If you hover over "Menu samples", a list of items, with scroll bar appears.

Can Milonic do what I need?

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 20:38:34 GMT

I just tried the example... I get no scroll bar at all; just a clipped menu. Are you still playing with it?


Poster: John
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 20:43:06 GMT

I got the same thing. The menu ran off the bottom of the screen instead of moving up the page.

Poster: nodata
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 20:54:38 GMT

Try this:

Resize your browser window so that a few centimetres is below the menu.
Hover over "Menu samples", and the list scrolls (despite the space above the menu)

Poster: John
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 21:13:19 GMT

When you put it that close to the bottom there is no longer any room to build the scroll bar (arrows, elevator, bar, etc.). As you open the window up little by little there is finally a spot where the OS can build the bar. I don't believe that's a menu problem.

I have a scroller at, for example, See 'Student Affairs' next to the bottom item. As you scroll the page the sub-menu adjusts up or down depending on how far from the bottom of the window it is. If you shorten the page there will finally come a point where the scroll bar appears because the menu just won't fit in the window any more.

Data for this is at

Poster: nodata
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 21:22:16 GMT

Hm. I see why Milonic is doing this.
What I'd like is this:

The (badly drawn) photo shows two computer screens. Each have a menu midway down, and each have a menu of the same size to display.
In the top left screen, the menu doesn't expand upwards to fill the space.
The bottom right screen does - no scrolling!

In truth, this is the only show stopper for me. I'm waiting to buy Milonic, but I need this feature.

Poster: Maz
Dated: Tuesday January 13 2004 - 7:33:31 GMT

I did that by mistake :oops:

I had a php guestbook in a table, there was a header.php to add your own header, but what I didn't see was the php code before the header. So the menu script I placed was like inside out and the submenu's opened up to the top of the screen in the center of the mainmenu. :roll:

I actually liked it, but didn't want tables so it was replaced for css.

Its possible, but what you have to do is throw if off :lol:

Sorry I didn't run through the php code.