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Frequently Asked Questions


- How can I change the first button?

- The first button cannot be changed in the free version, buy the menu and use the full version instead.

- I get the message in dreamweaver "This page contains some swf objects that may not work properly with the latest versions of Internet Explorer. Dreamweaver cannot convert them to the new swf markups" Is that a problem?
- Please, ignore the message. There is no problem with IE.
Dreamweaver tries to convert all Flash Object tags to its own scripts and fails usually ... However it is not a problem that it fails - you can simply ignore this message. Our menus work perfectly in all modern versions of Internet Explorer.

- How to remove the search field/button?
- OPTIONS tab of the GUI => Search settings => Show search field (Yes/No)

- How to use the search feature?
- You can use any search script with GET parameters, any public search engine for example,
Google:
"http://www.google.com/search?q=" - google search in Web
"http://www.google.com/search?sitesearch=yourDomainName&q=" - search on your web site
or Yahoo:
"http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=" - Yahoo search in Web.
There is only one rule for any search engine: put the search query parameter to the end of the link ("http://www.someSearchScript?query=") the search request will be added to the end of the link, for example: searching of "flash menu" ("http://www.someSearchScript?query=flash menu")
Example of the button code:
 <div><a href='http://www.someSearchScript?query='>SEARCH</a></div>

- Drop down menu seem to be dropping underneath another flash movie. How to fix it?
- Add wmode parameter to the ANOTHER flash movie - wmode=transparent:
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=" http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="700" height="48" align="middle" >
  <param name="movie" value="some.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> 
  <embed src="some.swf" wmode ="transparent" width="700" height="48" align="middle" quality="high" pluginspage="http://macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> </embed>
 
</object>
 
	In the function "AC_FL_RunContent"
	
	AC_FL_RunContent(
			'wmode','transparent', 
			'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0',
			'width', '720',
			'height', '925',.....
 
	

- What do we do with iPad and iPhone who will not accept Flash?
- We recommend to create a simple html menu for Apple mobile devices. Following javascript detects iPhone/iPod/iPad and replaces flash menu with simple HTML menu.
 
<script type="text/javascript">
if( (navigator.userAgent.match(/iPhone/i)) ||
(navigator.userAgent.match(/iPod/i)) ||
(navigator.userAgent.match(/iPad/i)) ) {
    var dfnav = document.getElementById("f_source_navigation");
       dfnav.innerHTML ='';
       dfnav.innerHTML +='<a href="http://flashmenus.net/">Home</a> |';
       dfnav.innerHTML +='<a href="http://flashmenus.net/products/">Products</a> |';
       dfnav.innerHTML +='<a href="http://flashmenus.net/buy/">Buy Now</a> |';
       dfnav.innerHTML +='<a href="http://flashmenus.net/faq/">FAQ</a> | ';
       dfnav.innerHTML ='<div style="width:580px; height:25px;
background:#ffcccc;">'+dfnav.innerHTML+'</div>';
 
}
</script>
Add the script to the end of page with flash menu.

- How to update my menu on all my pages without having to copy/paste on every page?
- There are several ways. Read more about sitewide update.

- How to select a pretty color for a menu?
- Open "System Color Picker" and modify only "Hue" value. Details.

- What is XML and how to use it with a menu?
- It is very easy, read detailed instructions here.

- I have another flash content on my site. flashmenus.net menu works fine, but another flash movie shows "Click to activate" message. Do you have any solution for it?
- Yes, just put the following code in the head of your page:
<script src='http://flashmenus.net/scripts/F-Fix.js'></script>
add before your flash object <script> flashFix(' and after the object '); </script>
<script>flashFix('<object> ... </object>');</script>

//- don't apply to flashmenus.net menus!
//- All in one line, without line breaks!
Example of correct code: <script>flashFix('<object ... <param ... <param ... </object>');</script> Example of incorrect code: <script>flashFix('<object ... <param ... <param ... </object>');</script>
Of course, you can download the script right here http://flashmenus.net/scripts/F-Fix.js and keep it on your server.

- How to make a button with empty link, in such a way that it does not go to flashmenus.net?
- Set href="NA" or href="#" for the button.

- Long drop down menus gets cut off on the bottom? Is there a maximum limit to the number of menu choices they can hold?
- By default the maximum height of submenus is limited by 450px, but you can extend it:

- open your copy of the script "ActiveContentDropDown.js" or "ActiveContentDropDownWide.js" (your page should have a link to the script in the header) (the JS file is included in a menu package)
- find the string "areah=450"
- set desired value, for example "areah=900"

- Is that possible to place a menu in one frame and open a content in another frame?
- Yes, you need to type in target field instead of "_parent" - the name of your content frame. Don't confuse the name of frame file (mainFrame.html) and its parameter "name" (<frame src="mainFrame.html" name="bottomFrame">)

- How to use button names with apostrophe - "Bill's Company"? The menu disappears :(
- Replace the symbol " ' " with " \' " ("Bill\'s Company").

- How to create Library item with the menu?
- Read about it here Multipage control

- What about SSL connection (https:)? How to get rid of the warning message "This page contains secure and non secure items. Do you want to display non secure items?"?
- Replace all "http://" with "https://" in the page links that load images and source files. Don't forget about this codebase="https://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0".

- I'm getting a warning message when trying to link to a Web Site from my menu...
- This message appears only during local testing, when you publish the menu on server, everything will be ok. To get rid of this message you need to change Flash player settings for your PC using this Macromedia Flash Player Setting Manager . (Choose "Always allow" or Edit location.. => Add location...)

- Will this work in all browsers and if not what browsers will have trouble? Will people need to have the flash plugin (or other plugin) installed in their browsers to see properly?
- They need to have Flash Player installed in a browser, if they don't, installation starts automatically. But 99% users already have it installed. See Detailed Survey from Macromedia(Adobe)
Our flash menus require flash player version 6 or higher.

- I would like to know the process after purchase the menu.
- After security payment via Share-it! you will receive the email with temporary link for download full version of the product.