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  1. #1
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    Toronto
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    IE7 hover state is bogus

    Howdy,
    I have found a fishy bug in IE7 that is conflicting with my dropdown menus.

    It appears that only in IE7, when you hover over the top level (ul li), the hidden sub-nav (ul li ul) is triggered to show, but when your mouse leaves the first li, the sub-nav disappears. Basically, you can't take your mouse out of the top level to get to the sub-nav, or the menu disappears.

    All other browsers are fine, and you can navigate to the sub.

    here is the style for the sub:
    Code:
    #block-menu-menu-main-nav .content ul.menu li ul {
    	display:none;
    	left:0 !important;
    	font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif !important;
    	list-style:none;
    	position:absolute;
    	top:30px;
    	background:url(../images/dropdownBG.png) repeat ;
    	padding:5px 0 0;
    	margin:0;
    	width:auto;
    	height:auto;
    }
    Here is the action to unhide it:
    Code:
    #block-menu-menu-main-nav .content ul.menu li:hover ul {
    	display: block;
    	width:auto;
    }

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    israel
    Posts
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    this issue is discussed in many places, including here:
    http://css-tricks.com/forums/discuss...blem-on-ie7/p1

    from what i can tell tho, it looks like IE7 stops the hover event when you try to leave the li to the ul.

    try setting up a width for the ul, and play with the settings.
    for an example, this worked in ie7 for me:
    http://jsfiddle.net/moritana/HxYxv/
    my blog.

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