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April 23, 2010 10:04:33 AM

Hi guys,

On the THG site there is a custom combo box dropdown that is normally the one used to page through the article.

This control automatically closes when the mouse leaves the combo area. Very annoying when you try to scroll down inside the combo area. :pt1cable: 

All dropdowns work differently on the internet and the dropdown should only close when someone clicks outside of the combo.

Is there a way to fix this?

Gabor
April 23, 2010 12:57:44 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Tom's Guide to section Tom's Hardware Forum related by Justinblue
April 23, 2010 2:24:11 PM

Hi,

I see what you mean, but I think this is an intentional design decision. Otherwise, there wouldn't be anyway to get rid of that box after clicking the dropdown.

Justin
June 20, 2011 7:35:32 PM

justinblue said:
Hi,

I see what you mean, but I think this is an intentional design decision. Otherwise, there wouldn't be anyway to get rid of that box after clicking the dropdown.

Justin


Hi Justin,

If you open this page http://www.startlap.hu/#b21013123 (Hungarian page)
and search for "Módosítom" and click it I think it might help as an example of a well working custom dropdown. One may note that this dropdown is the correct width and does not close immediately when the cursor exists it but a few seconds later allowing the user to momentarily exit it.

Hope this helps,

Gabor
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