Current state not showing

Lots of people can’t access the “current” state. Frustrating it can’t just be selected from the dropdown menu like the other states.

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Yep this is a long-standing bug I’ve alerted Webflow support to a few times. Typically the main problem is access it in mobile navs.

Your best bet is to setup a temporary link element with the classes you want and direct it to point to the current page. Then style it however you like. I keep these on a style guide page so that they’re reusable when I need to adjust things later.

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Ah ha, makes sense as I set the hamburger menu for desktop. That’s why looking at other posts didn’t seem to work for many others.

Thanks for letting me know it’s a bug, I was going crazy over it. So the answer is there is no solution, only hacks around it

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Correct, you’re not doing anything wrong and it used to work fine until an update about 3 years ago.

Webflow emailed me back! Here’s the solution:

The "Navbar" has a button to open/close the "Nav-menu" for all the breakpoints. At the moment, there is a bug where the 'current' state doesn't activate when viewing the opened Nav-menu. 
 
In order to activate the 'current' state, you'll first need to be on the same page as one of the nav-links. Next, you'll want to either leave the Nav-menu closed and select the Nav-link via the navigator to activate the state. Or you can temporarily hide the menu icon for the desktop breakpoint to view your changes on the Nav-link. 

It worked for me!

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