Expanding secondary links only when you are on that link

Daniel-B
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I have my secondary links set up as a vertical menu on my page. A number of the nodes it links to have sub pages which are set up as sub links on the list. It seems that I can only have them never expand or always expand. I need a way to get the links to expand when they are on that specific page. For instance

Home
About us
Contact us

Navigate to the about us page:
Home
About Us
Joe's Bio
Jane's Bio
Contact us

I am using the latest version of drupal.
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What you are wanting is supposed to be standard with Drupal. What theme are you using? This menu expanding is working fine for me in Garland. Are you using any special contributed menu modules such as DHTML menus?
Also is your site public? if so, could you send me a link so I can check it out myself?

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I am using a poorly coded template monster theme (clients choice, not mine) that I modified. I am not using any non-standard modules.

If this functionality works in other skins, I will look into their code. Thanks.

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Unfortunately the development site is not public.
I know this works in Garland (drupals default theme) and Acquia Slate (http://drupal.org/project/acquia_slate). You may want to try installing DHTML menus and see if it solves your problem.

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I was using the secondary links when I needed to create my own navigation menu. The items work exactly as I want them to now. Your suggestion got me looking at the other skins, which soon after led me to notice that they were using the secondary links differently than I was. So you indirectly solved my problem. Thanks for your help.

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