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  • Hi – We have some nested menus with over 10 menu items that become inaccessible on smaller resolution screens. The lower menu items off the screen cannot be accessed or scrolled to.
    Is there a solution to this other than reducing the menu item height (we’ve done this already and don’t really want to make them any smaller)

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  • Theme Author satoristudio


    Hello @thegreatbear, thanks for choosing Bento! By design the mobile menu should be scrollable – could you please tell me which mobile device (and browser) you are using to view the website? Have you tried any different devices as well?

    Hi –

    I’ve tried this on Chrome 77 on Windows 10 and on the same browser in the MacOS and on Edge but the behaviour is the same… These aren’t using the mobile theme but have smaller screen resolutions (1366 x 768)..

    The last item on the Video Transfer ( menu can’t be accessed, scrolling with the mouose wheel scrolls the page rather than the menu..


    Theme Author satoristudio


    Do you mean you’re seeing a mobile-style side-menu on a 1366×768 resolution?


    I’m a colleague at Greatbear.

    The menu scrolling problem doesn’t relate to the mobile-style side menu, but the regular drop-down menu, when viewed on smaller screens.

    When one attempts to scroll down to see the lower items on the drop down menu, only the page behind the menu scrolls. One cannot navigate to the lower items in the drop down. For example, in the drop down menu: “video transfer” > “video cassette” > “Video 2000” is not visible.

    As a temporary work-around I have reduced the size and padding of the logo in the header, which has freed up some space, and I can now just reach down to “Video 2000″ on a 13” laptop screen. However, we’d like to be able to return to our original logo size, and add one or two more items to the drop down menu.

    Thanks for your help, Melanie

    Theme Author satoristudio


    Ah, I see, thank you for the explanation! 🙂 In this case there’s no specific mechanism to scroll the submenu separately – since it’s an absolutely positioned element, which is a standard practice in designing navigation menus. The only thing I can recommend in this case is reducing the number of the submenu items, either by introducing a new layer of hierarchi into that navigation section or prioritizing the most important submenu items. This is also likely to improve usability for your visitors, since the menus will become more easy to browse with the eye.

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