i still dont understand the categories and menus??

Hi,

We have a “global category list” widget what is very nice. But i want my categories menu on top of the page as normal menu not as a sidebar menu.

how can achive this?

I did a custom menu with my “product categoreis” but it does not behave the same like the “global categore list”,

the global list categorie don’t show any categories when is empty, this is what i want in my top menu.

anyideas how this can be made?