Is it possible to customize the SharePoint top navigation with fly-out menus that display sub-sites?

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MSDN: How to: Customize the Display of Quick Launch


I was able to figure it out myself and here is the solution

Here is my Taxonomy | Canada | Ontario | Toronto | North York | When I move the mouse over to Canada, I want to see all the sub sites in flyouts menu

Before Modification:

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Now I am going make some changes to the master page to have four level flyouts. Open your SharePoint site using SharePoint designer 2010 and edit your master page

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By default the Maximum Dynamic Display Level is 1 and I am going to change to 4

Now search for “topNavigationDelegate” and change the values to “True”

ShowStartingNode="True" SiteMapProvider="SPSiteMapProvider"

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and remove "StartingNodeUrl="sid:1002"

Save your master page and publish. Make sure your sub sites SharePoint Server Publishing features are actives

This is the end result

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