Sidemenu questions

I’m making great progress thanks to the Ionic framework, got a couple of questions about the side menu:

  • I currently have a page which uses slide left and slide right. When using the slide menu the slide right doesn’t work anymore because all slides on that page trigger the side menu. Is it possible to only trigger the side menu when the slide happens in the complete left part of the screen? I’ve seen many apps do this, their side menu is only triggered if the user slides from the complete left to right. Otherwise it’s handled by the slide event on the page (if there is one).
  • Currently the (left) side panel pushes the main page to the right when it opens. Is there a way to configure it so it goes OVER the main page? And even better, it makes the main page darker when it slides over (like a modal popup).

Thanks in advance!