I’ve been struggling this for couple of days.
We have a complicated dropdown menu on one of our projects with Open on Hover option.
Each dropdown list is huge and has several columns of items:
Users don’t try to reach a remote link using a ‘zig zag’ route:
Instead, they go directly and once the mouse leaves the Dropdown Toggle area, the dropdown disappears. Users are angry, we are frustrated:
We tried Close Delay and it works perfectly but not the way we expected. If we set Close Delay to 1s and use the Direct route to remote link then the dropdown will be active for 1s and will disappear anyway.
What would be nice if we somehow would be able to use Close Delay gap as a way to jump over another menu items safely, without closing the dropdown after Close Delay is over. And once we are on a safe area, detect the new hover on the dropdown list and don’t close it giving no attention to Close Delay.