Slider with dynamic items behave differently when published

I am not sure if this is a bug or not but would appreciate your input.

I created a slider on a CMS Category page
The slider contains two slides with 5 category links on each slide

Page opens with Slide 1 visible
When selecting a any category on Slide 2,

In the Designer, the linked category page will open with Slide 2 visible and the selected category link will be highlighted. (the ideal behavior).

In the published version, the linked category page will open Slide 1 visible (and not Slide 2)

This is not ideal as the user loses focus. Imagine when there are more slides and the user will have to find the last one it viewed previously.


Never mind - made changes to the slider, so this post is no longer valid