Scroll Image Map
When creating an image map, the 'hot spot' is GRAY when you hover over it.
Whywhen you hover over the mapped area does it turn the area gray?
Normally on an image map, the mouse pointer changes shape to indicate a hotspot, that's it.
Is there a way to change this so that the hotspot area does not turn gray?
Thanks for your feedback.
Currently it's not possible to change the look of the shapes.
We've had this requirement before, and opened an improvement in our JIRA System to implement a functionality allowing users to control the saturation and color of the highlightes shapes: https://k15t.jira.com/browse/IMGMP-82
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Your suggestion would be to not highlight the shapes at all, but simply change the pointer if a user hovers over a clickable area?
The default behavior with most image maps is that the 'hot spot' is not visible to the end user until the user passes the mouse pointer over the 'hotspot'. When that happens, the mouse pointer turns into a "hand" with a pointer finger indicating a clickable area.
The "Gray Box" that your software creates seems opposite of what it should be. When you hover or select an area, if anything you are "highlighting" that area, which you would expect it to be more clear, not turn dark, this makes it harder to read.
It's like walking into a room and someone turning off the lights.
Also, there is no need to show the complete shape/area of any image map. If the user puts the mouse over a clickable area and the pointer changed indicating a clickable spot, then they are good to go.
Making the complete hotspot turn gray and visible can make an image/image map look bad if all the image map hot spot are not perfectly lined up.
So, as a user of your software, I like it. But I am not a fan of the 'gray hover' and displaying the complete hotspot 'area', it's not needed.
PS: I did try and signup at the link provided:
but was not sucessful. I received this error:
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