Advanced Categories Menu
This Magento custom menu extension allows you use various modes for category display according to your needs and goals. 'Default' mode works the same way as standard Magento categories filter, when only one category level at a time is displayed. When you use 'In dropdown' mode for categories display one category level is shown as in default mode. This is the most compact display mode. 'Together with sub-categories' mode shows currently selected category, its parent and subcategories. 'Static 2-level category tree with plus/minus controls' means that the category filter always shows the top 2 levels of categories. This Magento menu categories option works great for stores with simple 1-2 level category structure.
Display subcategories with thumbnails
Ability to hide or move category filter
Ability to exclude categories from layered navigation