how do you make a tab "active" by default based on a url parameter?

Hi,

I have a page where I show and hide div's based on some <a target> clicks.
It works but I would like to have the GenInfo div be in the active state when there is no "#" or referenceID in the url.  Right now the div shows but I can't make the tab be "active"

thanks!

Here is my code for better clarification
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { 
    $("div a").click(function() {
        var v = $(this).attr("id");
        $("#recipientId").val(v);
    });
});
</script> 
<style>
.blue_container {
	   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:180px;
	height:95px;
	margin-top:-20px;
	    -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;
}
.ForMembers a {
	font-size:12px;
	font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
}
#MemCovInfo {
width:685px;
}
#ForMembers {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:180px;
	height:95px;
	margin-top:-20px;
	    -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;
	} 
	
	#ForMembers a {
	color:#FFF;
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
    font-size: 20px;
    cursor:pointer;
	}
#ForMembers a:hover {
color:#000;
}

#ForMembers:hover {
background-color:#CCC;
 color:#000;
 cursor:pointer;
}

	#Coverage {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
    width:200px;
	height:95px;	
	margin-left:205px;
	margin-top:-105px;
	   -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;	
	}
	#Coverage:hover {
background-color:#CCC;
 cursor:pointer;
}
	#Coverage a  {	
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
   font-size:20px;
   color:#FFF;
	}
	#Coverage a:hover  {
   color:#000;
	}	
	#GenInfo {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:190px;
	height:95px;
	font-size:14px;
	margin-left:430px;
	margin-top:-105px;
	   -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;	
	}
	
	#GenInfo:hover {
	background-color:#CCC;
 cursor:pointer;
 }	
#GenInfo a  {
	color:#FFF;
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
  font-size:20px;
	}
	
	#GenInfo a:hover {
	color:#000;
	}
.active {
background-color:#ccc;
color:#000000;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function() { 
$('.label_copy').hide();
lhash=location.hash
		if(lhash==""){
			lhash="#div6"
		}

		$("a[href='"+lhash+"']").closest("div").addClass("active");
		$(lhash).show();
		
$('.show').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
    $('#div' + $(this).attr('target')).show();
});

$('.hide').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
  
});
});
</script>

<div id="ForMembers" class="ForMembers" >
    <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">Members</span><br/>
  
   <a id="1" class="show subcontact" target="1" style="font-size:12px;">Report</a><br/>

 <a id="7" class="show subcontact" target="7" style="font-size:12px;">Member </a><br/>
 
  <a id="8" class="show subcontact" target="8" style="font-size:12px;">Patient </a>
  </div>
    	<div id="Coverage">
    	
    	  <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">Coverage</span><br/>
   	 
   	  <a id="3" class="show subcontact" target="3" style="font-size:12px;">Get a Quote</a><br/>
   
    <a id="4" class="show subcontact" target="4"  style="font-size:12px;">Apply for Coverage</a><br/>
    	   
    	   <a id="5" class="show subcontact" target="5"  style="font-size:12px;">Find an Agent</a><br/>
  	    </p>
    	</div>
    	
    	<div id="GenInfo">
    <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">General Information</span><br/>
    	
    	 <a id="6" class="show subcontact" target="6" style="font-size:12px;">Contact us by email</a>
    	
    	</div>
   
	

    
 
<div id="div1"  class="label_copy">
claim info
</div>
  
  
  
    <div id="div3" class="label_copy">
quote info
    </div> 
      <div id="div4" class="label_copy">
apply info
    </div>
      <div id="div5" class="label_copy">
agent info
    </div>
      <div id="div6" class="label_copy">
contact info
    </div>
      <div id="div7" class="label_copy">
  <p>member info</p>
    </div>
      <div id="div8" class="label_copy">
   <p>A patient info</p>
    </div>

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GaryCommented:
Which element should be in the active state?

Replace #el with the element id and place in your document ready function
$("#el").addClass("active")
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
the GenInfo div should be active.

$("a[href='"+lhash+"']").closest("GenInfo").addClass("active");
doesn't seem to work
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GaryCommented:
Use this in the doc ready function

if(location.hash=="#"||location.hash==""){
     $("#GenInfo").addClass("active");
}


Change your active class like so

.active {
    background-color: #ccc !important;
    color: #000000;
}
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
Hmm.. It's close. The div is active but now when you click on any of the links none of the div's with class="label_copy  show up.
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GaryCommented:
Code is working fine for me using your exact code.
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
Is this correct?

<script>
$(document).ready(function() { 
$('.label_copy').hide();
if(location.hash=="#"||location.hash==""){
     $("#GenInfo").addClass("active");
}
		$(lhash).show();
		
$('.show').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
    $('#div' + $(this).attr('target')).show();
});

$('.hide').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
  
});
});
</script>

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GaryCommented:
Yes
And add important to the active class

.active {
background-color:#ccc !important;
color:#000000;
}
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
yeah- i did that but somehow when you click any of the links none of the div's show up
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GaryCommented:
This is the code I am using

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { 
    $("div a").click(function() {
        var v = $(this).attr("id");
        $("#recipientId").val(v);
    });
});
</script> 
<style>
.blue_container {
	   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:180px;
	height:95px;
	margin-top:-20px;
	    -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;
}
.ForMembers a {
	font-size:12px;
	font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
}
#MemCovInfo {
width:685px;
}
#ForMembers {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:180px;
	height:95px;
	margin-top:-20px;
	    -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;
	} 
	
	#ForMembers a {
	color:#FFF;
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
    font-size: 20px;
    cursor:pointer;
	}
#ForMembers a:hover {
color:#000;
}

#ForMembers:hover {
background-color:#CCC;
 color:#000;
 cursor:pointer;
}

	#Coverage {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
    width:200px;
	height:95px;	
	margin-left:205px;
	margin-top:-105px;
	   -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;	
	}
	#Coverage:hover {
background-color:#CCC;
 cursor:pointer;
}
	#Coverage a  {	
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
   font-size:20px;
   color:#FFF;
	}
	#Coverage a:hover  {
   color:#000;
	}	
	#GenInfo {
   background-color:#417DBE;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 10px 15px 0px 5px;
	width:190px;
	height:95px;
	font-size:14px;
	margin-left:430px;
	margin-top:-105px;
	   -webkit-border-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius: 8px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    text-align:left;	
	}
	
	#GenInfo:hover {
	background-color:#CCC;
 cursor:pointer;
 }	
#GenInfo a  {
	color:#FFF;
	 font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
  font-size:20px;
	}
	
	#GenInfo a:hover {
	color:#000;
	}
.active {
background-color:#ccc !important;
color:#000000;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function() { 
$('.label_copy').hide();
lhash=location.hash
if(location.hash==""){
      $("#GenInfo").addClass("active");
 }
		if(lhash==""){
			lhash="#div6"
		}

		$("a[href='"+lhash+"']").closest("div").addClass("active");
		$(lhash).show();
		
$('.show').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
    $('#div' + $(this).attr('target')).show();
});

$('.hide').click(function () {
    $('.label_copy').hide();
  
});
});
</script>

<div id="ForMembers" class="ForMembers" >
    <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">Members</span><br/>
  
   <a id="1" class="show subcontact" target="1" style="font-size:12px;">Report</a><br/>

 <a id="7" class="show subcontact" target="7" style="font-size:12px;">Member </a><br/>
 
  <a id="8" class="show subcontact" target="8" style="font-size:12px;">Patient </a>
  </div>
    	<div id="Coverage">
    	
    	  <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">Coverage</span><br/>
   	 
   	  <a id="3" class="show subcontact" target="3" style="font-size:12px;">Get a Quote</a><br/>
   
    <a id="4" class="show subcontact" target="4"  style="font-size:12px;">Apply for Coverage</a><br/>
    	   
    	   <a id="5" class="show subcontact" target="5"  style="font-size:12px;">Find an Agent</a><br/>
  	    </p>
    	</div>
    	
    	<div id="GenInfo">
    <span style="font-size:20px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; color:#FFF;">General Information</span><br/>
    	
    	 <a id="6" class="show subcontact" target="6" style="font-size:12px;">Contact us by email</a>
    	
    	</div>
   
	

    
 
<div id="div1"  class="label_copy">
claim info
</div>
  
  
  
    <div id="div3" class="label_copy">
quote info
    </div> 
      <div id="div4" class="label_copy">
apply info
    </div>
      <div id="div5" class="label_copy">
agent info
    </div>
      <div id="div6" class="label_copy">
contact info
    </div>
      <div id="div7" class="label_copy">
  <p>member info</p>
    </div>
      <div id="div8" class="label_copy">
   <p>A patient info</p>
    </div>

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smfmetro10Author Commented:
Hey out of curiosity, are the words "contact info" being displayed right below the two blue and one grey div?
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GaryCommented:
Yes
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
weird. It doesnt even work on my testing server.

Could you just copy the code back to me? See if that works, I must be doing something wrong.
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GaryCommented:
I already did just up above.
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smfmetro10Author Commented:
Thank You! I had an "</p> </div>" in there somewhere :)
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