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Dropdown menus for admin ACP navigation

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by ragtek, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    It would be cool, if the "topbar navigation" in the acp could also have a "popup menu" on mouseover, like in the frontend.

    IMHO it's unnecessery to need always at least 2 clicks to get to the action i want.


    I mean, on mouseover of Development (1), open a popup with the links from the menu: "add-on development" "create add-on" install add-on, list add-ons Code Events & Listeners Code Events, Cde Event Listeners, etc...
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  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I disagree and hope this doesn't get implemented. As a user that never uses the side navigation a transitional effect on the top navigation would be overkill.

    Just so I read your request correctly. You want the top menu invisible/hidden until you mouse over that area and it pops down?
  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    no, not invisible.

    the menu stays as it is, when i put my mouse over " HOME or USERS or an other tab, it would be cool, if i wouldn't need to load the next page, to see the menu. Instead, it should load directly without a complete page reload.

    If you put your mouse over the members tab in the frontpage you see a popup with
    This behaviour would be usefull in the backend (admincenter) too
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  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Ah I thought I misunderstood. :) And, I agree.
  5. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    new screenshot:
    I'm in the applications tab, then i put my mouse over the "development" tab and then i get a popup with the menu which i would get, when i'm in the development tab^^

  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Nah, overkill, no need for it.
  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Why is this overkill?

    You prefer to click several links to get to the page which you need?
  8. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    It would help when hovering over an inactive acp tab the tab/page would activate automatically. But what's the point of the individual pages if they are completely duplicated in a menu in front of it, this will only distract from the page that is actually linked. And these pages are designed for easy navigation (drawings). Do you get my point?
  9. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    That's what i'm trying to describe with my great english:D
    Exactly like in the frontend....
    Scroll up, hover "member" and get the popup...
    The same should happen in the acp

    As i started with xenforo, it was really hard to find what i was searching for in xf acp..
    Specially because i didn't know what "appearance" means:D (never heard this word before..)
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  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Oh the way it looks in the front end top nav, e.g. 'Members' and 'Help' with the right side arrow is nice, I agree. But I'd still prefer if the complete page would load on hover.
  11. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You would want to have the browser navigate to a new page when you hover over a tab? That sounds unbelievably annoying if you ask me.
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  12. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    You're right, I take it back.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    ragtek's popup would be faster, especially if you didn't know where you are going.
  14. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    One of xenforo's characteristics are the fluid dropdown menus. Just point at them and voila, they expand. This is used in the ACP as well, but not with the top navigation items. During the translation of xenforo I need to switch back and forth between navigation items a lot. The longer you do this, the more you realize what a pain this is :) That's why I suggest something like this (it's an edited picture):

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  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I personally would get irritated by that whenever I click on a tab and a dropdown death menu is forced. If the suggestion did come to pass ensure that a arrow widget is added to each tab (like navigations) where you click the right side if you want the tab to pull the dropdown to view sub areas.
  16. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was too lazy to add arrows :)
  17. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Good idea (y)
  18. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member


    Actually it'd be cool if we could have a Nodes as Tabs to make our own admin dropdowns. Unfortunately Jake has no plans to make this so any chance of someone else making a clone?
    I think it would need to protect the existing primary tabs.

    I want to add my own dropdowns to them and maybe add another primary for my Favourites.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Merged with an existing thread.
  20. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I do it right now (Nodes as Tabs) with my own Admin tab + selected dropdown links on the frontend t get to all my usual places. But it's a bit crazy to go to frontend to get to an admin page!

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