We are sorry that the link can not be added to the whole background within Tree Menu directly, and that is to say when you click the text part of item, the link will work.
And we will consider it in future.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Am i correctly understanding that if you want a node to have a background image, then that node cannot have a link URL added? Link URL's only work if there is 'text' in the node??
I do also have DHTML Menu 9, but it does not support the same vertical slip effects with the menus. That's what I'm really after. Can you help?