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Feature Proposal: FIXEDTOPMENU preferences setting

Motivation

The pulldown menus of the TopMenuSkin are a convenient shortcut to access frequently needed links quickly. If the page is scrolled down those links are inaccessible.

Description and Documentation

Add new FIXEDTOPMENU preferences setting, option off and on:

  • on: The menu-bar is always visible at the top, regardless of the window scroll position
  • off: The menu-bar hides when scrolled, and can be shown by hovering over menu-start.png - the gray TWiki icon in the upper left corner

If you want to try it out, add the following to the preferences setting of your profile page TWikiGuest

   * Fixed [[%SYSTEMWEB%.TopMenuSkin#FixedTopMenu][pulldown menu-bar]], on or off. The menu-bar hides automatically if off.
      * Set FIXEDTOPMENU = off

Examples

Impact

WhatDoesItAffect: Prefs, Skins, Usability

Implementation

This is a no-brainer feature, tracked in TWikibug:Item6934.

It is already implemented, it was relatively easy with the help of some jQuery event handler magic. The latest TopMenuSkin is installed on TWiki.org so that you can try it out.

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2012-09-16

Discussion

Accepted by 7-days rule.

Since this feature is part of the skin, it went to core and 5.1 branch. With this, the feature was released last weekend with the release of TWikiRelease05x01x02.

-- PeterThoeny - 2012-10-10

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