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  • Resolved Bryan Cady


    I am having an issue with my main menu on a website I am building. I lay my cursor on the a menu tab to have the tabs below it appear. I start down the tab with my cursor and the tab will disappear before I get to the next menu tab. It appears to do this on different tabs. It doesn’t to it all the time…usually when I am moving the cursor slower.

    I thought this might happen because I had a second invisible tab menu below. To get rid of the default pages from that menu, I had to create a second menu and leave that menu empty in the admin section. I figured out how to get rid of the second menu in the the core.php and header.php though and I still have the tab disappearing issue.

    Can someone please give a look? “Reagan Archives” and “Blog” are the only two tabs right now that have drop downs. The website is

    I looked at the original theme that I am modifying this from and it definitely doesn’t have this problem. The original theme can be found at

    Note: The website you are seeing still has the invisible second menu under the first. I wanted to make sure i was getting rid of the second meni in the PHP correctly before I changed it on the test site.

    Thank you very much
    Bryan Cady

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Let me guess, this disappearing act is only happening with Internet Explorer right?

    If so, you may need to use Peterned’s ccshover function.

    You can find more info about it here –

    Just so you know, the drop downs look perfectly fine on FF and Safari on a Mac.


    Thanks for responding. Strangely though FF and Safari on Mac was where I first noticed it. IE as well.

    Generally it happens when I am moving slower over them. Strange thing is it doesn’t do it for you? That is very strange. I might run down to library to see them on another computer…maybe it is a trackpad issue.


    The problem is solved.

    /* subdir styles */
    ul.dropdown ul {	width: 200px;	 margin-top: 1px;	}

    The one pixel margin-top was flaking it out. Once change to a one pixel white border, it fixed it. Strangely the original theme works fine with this.

    I no longer have a my menu disappearing life is good.


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