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New top menu flashes a bit too much

Looks like a new top menu got implemented recently with the expanded options and some odd yellow "side bar". While I appreciate the effort, is there any way not to flash it every time the mouse cursor simply happens to be dragged across the menu area? Maybe it's just me but it feels like it's going to give me a seizure. Every time I move the mouse in the menu vicinity (for example, to use the bookmark toolbar in the browser), the full screen white-yellow-black flashes of the drop-down menus appear and it's rather unpleasant visual stimuli.

Isn't there a way to add a short delay to make sure the menu appears when it's rather consciously navigated to vs. just passing by the respective screen area?

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7 Answers

  • May 16, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    My standard Community browsing behavior:

    I have constantly opened 7 tabs related to SAP in FireFox browser:

    1. Notifications

    2. Q&A: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver

    3. Q&A: EPM Add-In for Excel

    4. Q&A: Using SAP.com

    5. Coffee Corner

    6. BPC help

    7. EPM help

    I am switching between the mentioned tabs and the menu is very annoying.

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  • May 16, 2017 at 04:13 PM

    This effect used to annoy me a little before. It is worse now. Click on the "community" tab in my browser, move the mouse down to click on some content, and a huge (uuuge) menu pops up. If the content you are after is in the top half the page it is suddenly hidden and you have to move the mouse way out of the way to get rid of the menu. Even if not, the pop-up is seriously distracting.

    It reminds me a little of the "this report contains flashing images" disclaimer on TV news reports these days.

    No offence meant to anyone involved, but who tested this and thought it was a good idea?

    A short delay would make an enormous difference.

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  • Jan 24 at 06:51 PM

    I agree. Didn't realise (when I tweeted about this very subject yesterday) that there was already something here. I've incremented the "me too!" counter above. Thanks.

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    • I disabled the menu drop-down via CSS on most pages. Now I use bookmarks and if I really need some links from the menu - I navigate to pages where I have not disabled this drop-down.

      Probably the same can be done via uBlock or similar.

      Not a perfect solution, I know, but I lost hope. :)

  • May 15, 2017 at 04:44 PM

    May be not delay but mouse click?

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  • May 16, 2017 at 04:16 PM

    I'm somewhat surprised, Jelena - how come you previously blamed the greyness of the page contents and don't love the new flashy design?

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    Volker Ducking and Running

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  • May 16, 2017 at 07:03 PM

    Could be our terrible Internet access after some corporate WAN realignments but this is the worse so far I've seen on SCN:

    Cannot see Notifications at all, just the same "menu list" except on a white background. Help! %-[

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  • May 16, 2017 at 07:59 PM

    Today I noticed, that in my not officially supported (here) browser in the pages with a country selector I need to click on the menu to display it.

    If only I could get the same behavior for all other pages....

    *** I am not requesting this to be 'fixed' ***

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