It is a great move of you guys to give us the opportunity for a wish list just before Christmas
Here I go:
1. Make one certain node selected as if it had been clicked
when navigation is initially loaded
would be perfect for framesets where the menu is in an own frame and one of the linked content pages is open on load, i.e. home page / home node. It is not necessary to automatically check which page is open. Just setting an initially clicked node in Sothink TreeMenu is totally sufficient.
2. New status for Level 1 Node when submenu is open.
When the child menu is open, the level 1 parent should change its look. This is with respect to the Background definitions of the parent node. It should not get the background it has in the normal or select mode. I guess it would be best defined in the "Sub Tree Settings". You could add the functionality there under General>Display.
The wording could be something like:
"Change the background image of the parent node to ____________ when the submenu is open and a child is selected"
"Change the background color of the parent node to ____________ when the submenu is open and a child is selected"
In this way, the parent keeps the original functionality of the icon an background when it is selected itself or another level one node and submenu is open. This is especially helpful when the option "General>Single Expand" is selected. Now all level 1 nodes have the same look even though only one of the nodes has its submenu open.
I hope you understand what I mean
3. Make whole area selected instead only the link area
I know it is hard to do because of compatibility reasons. I am not acquainted with Opera and I do not know what is supported by Firefox - maybe span? But if you use a layer for netscape browsers and a div for Internet Explorer you can make the onclick event on the element instead of on the anchor Tag. Make the width of the element equal to the width of the menu and the height equal to the icon height and I think this could be the souliton for two things posted in this forum: the other is that the dotted lines are not displayed around these elements when they are clicked.
I hope I could describe all my wishes understandibly and would definitely be ready to pay anothe 50 € for an update where these features are included.
Merry Christmas !