Gents, both thank you for reply and sorry for delay - almost missed the notification o my thread!
@Willr - i customised already working code from another website(including the ehader), by changing the <select onchange="if(this.value) location.href = this.value"> as you advised i also changed Page.hph file. i think that <% control AllPages %> causes problems as i get error message: "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in **********.ss.themes.happyorange.templates.Page.ss on line 187".
before the $Link and $Title attributes worked fine but showed only values of the current page.
@TotalNet - the groups are simply child pages of the Groups page. i still keep the Side menu and additionally i will need the QuickJump menu. that makes more sense, as there will be over 200 groups, so instead of scrolling all the way down to "Yoga" you can simply click QuickJump menu and press "Y". i hope that explains the idea.
how can i create the control loop to iterate through the menu links? what's the <select> onchange event value?
<form name="form" id="form">
<select name="jumpMenu" size="1" id="jumpMenu">
<option value="/**i would like all the child pages here*/">/**Yoga group for example*/</option>
<input type="button" name="go_button" id= "go_button" value="Go" onclick="MM_jumpMenuGo('jumpMenu','parent',0)" />