Always wanted this feature
This is a feature that should be part of wp core. It is sooooo annoying to have to scroll backwards and forwards.
When deactivating plugins scroll goes back to top of list, this is a scroll issue that needs to be added to this plugin.
I understand from the Author that a similar function exists in mp6 plugin.
Thank you for your voice and feedback!
“When deactivating plugins scroll goes back to top of list, this is a scroll issue that needs to be added to this plugin.”
I thought about this myself, will add this feature to the next version of the plugin.
Yes, thank you for updated version.
One small issue I would like to know if anyone else has this:
When I updated the plugin the new feature didn’t work on first attempt. Only on second activation/deactivation did the feature kick in.
Small issue, but I thought it worth pointing out.
Just in case:
Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 m
Windows XP service pack 3
Thank you again for the feedback. Agreed, even a small issue has to be fixed. I’m trying to reproduce this, will report when I learn more about an issue.
I use the Jetpack plugin for the CSS editing. When you save the edit it jumps back to the top of the CSS box and doesn’t return to the edited position.
I’ll give Jetpack a look soon. Actually its CSS editor wasn’t a goal of this plugin, but I’ll try to make it work.
Can’t get so far why the plugin wasn’t updated at first attempt in your case. But I just made some changes to plugin code, so you will have opportunity to check this again. Let’s hope new version has fixed this magically 🙂
I notice there may be one or two areas where the main menu is still scrolling e.g. Appearance, Settings menus – etc. I am not a developer but is there some common code that makes all menus in WordPress scroll? Could this be made to work on all menus, I grant you that this would expand the usefulness of this plugin.
Menu is fixed on those admin pages only where it can be seen in full, that is, its height is not bigger than browser window height. So far I haven’t devised better solution.
If you want all the pages to show scrolling menu you just have to go to Settings -> Toolbar Publish Button and uncheck “Stick main menu”. Publish button itself and “Remember scrollbar” option will continue working.
I understand what you are saying but there are some anomalies. The admin menu doesn’t scroll on every on page where it larger than the browser screen. Sometimes it is static!
Thank you for this information, I haven’t noticed this happened on my websites, but I will test this issue more carefully now. Can you please tell me if you experience static menu (when it’s actually supposed to be scrolling) in case you just switched to a new page (for example Appearance) or during some operations on this page?
WordPress doesn’t have any mechanism managing the scrolling of the main menu. It just never fixes it in place. The plugin add/remove a class for main menu box right after page was loaded. So the idea is pretty simple.
I was inspired by MP6 plugin sticky menu solution, now I see that its code is a bit more sophisticated than mine :). I think I haven’t taken into account that browser window can be resized. Can you please be so kind and install MP6 http://wordpress.org/plugins/mp6/ at leisure to check if its sticky menu works better for you?
Dashboard = no scroll
Posts = scroll
Media = no scroll
Links = no scroll
Pages = no scroll
Comments = no scroll
Appearance = scroll
Plugins = scroll
Users = scroll
Tools = n/a
Settings = scroll
Other menus I have in admin menu
WassUp = scroll
BWS plugins = no scroll
If the main admin menu is bigger than the browser window then it will obviously have to scroll.
I tried mp6 and it always scrolls in Opera, works ok in Chrome. Your plugin sometimes scrolls, and sometimes doesn’t scroll in Opera. Opera seems to be the problem.
I think there is some misunderstanding between us 🙂 It is normal that plugin scrolls menu on some pages and does not do it on others. It depends on how many submenu items your Posts, Media, Appearance, Settings pages have. MP6 has bigger menu items height, so it may well be that its menu version just doesn’t fit into your browser screen, hence it is always scrolling. Your version of Opera may have more menus and toolbars than Chrome.
The problem actually exists just in case you sometimes see that Posts page (for example) is scrolling and sometimes (under the same conditions: browser, screen resolution, window size) is not.
Of course, I may be wrong, if so please correct me.
I am testing MP6 and Toolbar Publish Button (1.1.6) in Opera, Chrome, FF and even IE 🙂 but both of them are working as expected. The only problem I’ve found for now is browser window resizing, so if one opened some admin page and then resized window, the plugin doesn’t adapt (the fix will be included to 1.1.7 version). There are actually a few minor bugs that will be fixed as well. But nothing similar to your issue as-yet.
Thanks for helping me to make TBL a better solution 🙂
Aha! Yes I see.
No my posts page does not scroll as you say. Well I can’t get it to do that. So all looks good!
I am testing 1.1.7 version, and it is more flexible as for sticky menu behavior, hope you’ll like it. Also I will try this weekend to make it work with Jetpack CSS editor.
Thank you! It’s really matter to know which kind of problems users experience. Your feedback is really helpful.
I just updated the plugin. Jetpack CSS task was a bit tricky, but it works. Please let me know if you have some difficulties with it, because I actually don’t use Jetpack for my clients and thus don’t have an opportunity to test it under real conditions.
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