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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Angry jump menu widths

    Jump Menus on a pc: Defining width!!

    The following works on a mac but a PC restricts width. Looking for a CSS hack if possible. Here is the code


    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <title>Untitled Document</title>

    <form name="title_jump">

    <select name="menu1" class="text" style="width: 180px;" onChange="MM_jumpMenu('parent',this,0)">
    <option selected>All Digital Photography Tiles:</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xmfxd/XMFXD_BOOK.html">Michael Freeman Digital Photography Expert: Close-up Photography </option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xmfxl/XMFXL_BOOK.html">Michael Freeman Digital Photography Expert: Light and Lighting</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xmfxp/XMFXP_BOOK.html">Michael Freeman Digital Photography Expert: Photographing People</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xmfxo/XMFXO_BOOK.html">Michael Freeman Digital Photography Expert: Landscape and Nature</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xssla/XSSLA_BOOK.html">Step by Step Digital Landscape Photography</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xssnu/XSSNU_BOOK.html">Step by Step Digital Nude Photography</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xsspo/XSSPO_BOOK.html">Step by Step Digital Family Photography</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xssre/XSSRE_BOOK.html">Step by Step Digital Photo Retouching</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xelem/XELEM_BOOK.html">Digital Photographer's Guide to Photoshop Elements</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xseed/XSEED_BOOK.html">Secrets of the Digital Darkroom</option>
    <option value="1_digi_photo/xsnap/XSNAP_BOOK.html">Perfect Digital Photos in a Snap</option>

    Thanks in advance10

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Wales, UK
    so what is it doing exactly and what do you want it to do? Is this line: style="width: 180px;" the one you mean?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Hi DaveSW

    Cheers for replying, this is so annoying!

    style="width: 180px; sets the width of the jump menu. When you select on a mac a wider list drops down.

    On a pc the list is cropped to set width.

    Think its a css IE bug but cannot workoout max width etc.

    Hope this makes more sense now?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Wales, UK
    I see what you mean but unfortunately I don't think you can have a different width in IE. IE seems to take the width assigned and use it all the way down.

    You could perhaps try a different sort of menu? e.g. a div that shows/hides onclick?

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