I can't work out a full code for you yet, but here's a starter...........
thank you for your reply clairec666, i think i understand conceptually but i'm a lil lost. i'm going to continue to work on your suggestions. If you have time and are able to help it will be greatly appreciated
What are you stuck on? Do you understand the ideas behind it, and just need help putting it all together? I've got to look up some stuff on the 'right clim disabling' thing, then I'll put something together.
<div id="new_menu" style="visibility:hidden">
<!-- I'm not sure what to do with the positioning of the div at the moment, you would have to base it on mouse positioning -->