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Started by Matthew K., March 06, 2012, 01:05:26 PM

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shadowcrew

Hi Guys,

I know this is an older thread but thought it the best place to ask.

I have installed the lite version and thus far I have one, niggly problem that I need to sort out. Basically I have added 2 new menu items, one for the SMF gallery and one for a custom 'home' page. Both are marked as external links when I set them up in menu editor but when I am on that page the menu border to show which page you are on stays on 'forum'

If I am on a different page, for instance profile and I hover over each menu item then the border appears whilst I am hovering over that item so that works fine. Its just when I select the page.

Using smf 2.0.11

Thank you for any assistance offered.

Picture 1 is visiting the profile page.
Picture 2 is what I get when I am visiting the gallery page (or home page) you can see 'forum' has a border. Please note that gallery ONLY has a border because I was hovering the cursor over it but this doesnt show on the pic.

cheers guys.


shadowcrew

HI guys,

I posted the above a week ago so didn't think it too rude to try to bump it again.

Does anyone have any ideas? I can't be the first one to encounter this problem, can I?

I love the mod, its easy to use but unless I can sort this out I will have to think of another way to link to extra pages, which would be a shame as I really want this to work.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Kindred

you have marked them as external pages...   so, the system has no idea what menu item to highlight - so it highlights the default (forum)

it's actually working exactly as intended.
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shadowcrew

Quote from: Kindred on November 21, 2015, 07:24:24 AM
you have marked them as external pages...   so, the system has no idea what menu item to highlight - so it highlights the default (forum)

it's actually working exactly as intended.
Thanks Kindred.

OK, I understand that for the home page as it is new page that I have made externally from the forum and did select 'external link'. The Gallery is part of the forum set up but I didn't see that in the list to select as an internal link.

All this being equal is there a way to add some code somewhere to identify the external pages so they highlight when you are on that page?

Kindred

I suspect that what you want might be available in the "pro"(aka paid) version of this mod... but maybe not.

There is an array in Subs.php that tells the system when to highlight certain menu items which would otherwise be incorrect...  but that array depends on the action= value in the URL...   So, basically... no, I know of no simple way to make it recognize the display of EXTERNAL links.

The gallery item is probably not one of the predefined actions... so you'd have to add it to the mod's recognized actions.

You might want to try the OTHER menu control mod... or talk to the author of this one about what his paid version does...
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shadowcrew

Thanks again Kindred. I appreciate your comments. The paid mod maybe the way to go but right now its a new start up and I have no idea if it will take off or not  :D IF it does then I wont mind paying for some of the mods I will need further down the line.

Once again I really appreciate your explanation.

Thank you.

Kindred

Check with the author first, before spending money...

Also, there is another menu mod...

Finally...  I don't know that there is any way to do what you are asking if the first place....
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Matthew K.

Menu Editor Pro has a full actions list that includes any modifications that add actions from file edit or hook. It also does the same for all permissions within SMF to add to a button - so that you can properly protect a page that should have certain permissions associated to it. There are also a large handful of other nice features available in Menu Editor Pro.

Zennia

We've recently installed the Lite version of this mod and ran into a problem with it. When Personal Messages are sent there is no longer a notice in the menu. On the default SMF Menu it would do this: My Messages [3] so users would know they have X new messages. Is there a way we can get the notice to show up?

lurkalot

Quote from: Zennia on February 22, 2016, 09:41:58 PM
We've recently installed the Lite version of this mod and ran into a problem with it. When Personal Messages are sent there is no longer a notice in the menu. On the default SMF Menu it would do this: My Messages [3] so users would know they have X new messages. Is there a way we can get the notice to show up?

Read this and the next few posts. http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=470478.msg3313457#msg3313457

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badon

#453
Quote from: goran on April 13, 2012, 05:36:46 PM
Hi.
After installing this great modification there are no more notifies about new PM like this: "My messages (1) - this number has disappeared. Is there a way to fix it?
Thank you.

Quote from: Matthew K. on April 14, 2012, 03:34:58 AM
It's not a problem, so it's not something that needs fixing, that's how it was designed. And no, I don't intend on offering a workaround for it in Menu Editor Lite. There will be a Pro option to cover that.

Quote from: goran on April 14, 2012, 07:53:59 PM
Well it is a problem for me and I have to remove this modification. I don't understand this logic that disabling of new PM notification is normal.

1. Making software that breaks stuff is bad.
2. INTENTIONALLY making software that breaks stuff is malicious.
3. Offering to "fix" the problem for a fee is helpful....EXCEPT, when the problem is not disclosed.

Failing to disclose that the mod will cause damage (disabling features), and requires payment to repair the damage, is indistinguishable from extortion or ransomware. I installed this mod unaware of the problems it would cause. If I had not found goran's post, I would have let this mod screw over the operation of the forum for weeks, months, etc, unaware of why people suddenly stopped responding to PM's. I ASSUME (I'm going to do this next) removing the mod will repair the damage, and that's the only thing that separates this mod from any other malicious software, like viruses and ransomware.

I'm a capitalist, and I understand you want to be paid. Fine. Just tell people in advance that your software will interfere with the normal operation of their forums until it is either removed or paid-for, and all is well. I had a high opinion of smfhacks.com and I would have had no problem buying something if it's useful, and in fact I was shopping there right now to see if there was something I could benefit from buying. The only reason I had such a high opinion was because I felt it was trustworthy, high quality, and well-maintained. Now I can see it's NOT trustworthy, and suddenly I don't care if it's high quality or well-maintained. I may have bought this exact software after I finished figuring out what the differences are between the free version and the paid version.

I'm not going to pay you to cause harm, and I don't want to be even remotely associated with people who think this is a good way to make money. I hope you will reconsider your business strategy here, and either disclose these facts, or eliminate the problem somehow.

Thank you goran for making me aware of what this mod is doing to the forums I administrate.

badon


nend

This board is for reporting bugs in the SMF software itself, not third party modifications.

However looking over your claim, it is void. You should really look at the license.

badon

FYI, I decided it is in the public interest to report this mod and request its removal until the disclosure and/or malice issues are resolved: Menu Editor Lite mod is malicious and should be removed. If you quickly added disclosure to the mod's information page, that would probably reduce my concerns sufficiently for me to withdraw my removal request.

nend

Like I stated in the other post, your claim is void. It is clearly stated in the license for this mod in section 7.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/1.1/

You either have the option to use the mod or not.


badon

Here, have this nice bowl of cherries. Oh, forgot to tell you they're poisoned. You should have read the MSDS for the paint on the bowl.

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