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Sharepoint Tab Colors

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We are using Sharepoint Services and have a site collection.  Whenever I added a site to the collection the top nav bar would create a tab and when you clicked on that tab it would turn darker blue.  This is all default behavior.  

Someone else was working with the collection and ended up deleting some tabs by accident so we had to manually recreate them.  After the recreation those tabs no longer turn blue even though they are set to inherit from the parent top nav bar.  Is there a way to restore the default behavior?
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Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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what version of SharePoint?

Are you sure this isn't a browser issue?  Does it act the same in IE7, IE8, Firefox?

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Yes...this is not a browser issue.  I can replicate it accross any browser.  If you create a sharepoint site using it will be a dark blue when you click on it.  If you delete the link from the top link bar and then manually recreate it it doesn't turn blue.
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
and you are using default master page?

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Yes we are using the default page on creation.

Here is what happened....created all the pages using a team site default template.  Things were fine.  Another user that had access to the entire collection accidently went into the top nav bar settings and removed the links...thus the tabs disappeared.  When I recreated the links they no longer turn a darker blue when you click on them indicating which page you are on.
Sr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012
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If you are linking to "pages", then it's not going to stay blue.  If you are linking to "sites" or "sub-sites", it will be blue, as long as you set up the link correctly.  

Are you doing it from the top-level site, under Site Settings - Modify Navigation?  
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
so what was your solution?

Author

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The paths that were typed in were in the wrong format ie...http://sitename/subsite instead of /subsite/default.aspx
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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pretty much what i told you.

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Commented:
Not really.
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
i told you pages won't turn blue......sites will as long as you set up the link correctly.  you didnt, which is why they weren't working.

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They would navigate to the pages just fine with either method, one wouldn't turn the tab blue.  On top of that you didn't give any indication as to what I would have to change...ie drop the http://sitename/sub site and change it to a relative path such as /subsite/default.aspx.  So I don't feel you answer was fully correct.
Justin SmithSr. System Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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do you understand the difference between pages and sites?  how you were setting up the hyperlinks, they were viewed as pages, so of course they aren't going to change color when you navigate to them.  using relative paths, or just using the "create link" tool (site settings-modify navigation) which autogenerates the relative.  exactly what i was getting at.

the answer would have been complete if you would have answered my last question.  you don't have to award me man, it's cool.

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Complete