Bootstrap 3 collapsed menu doesn't close on click


I have a more or less standard navigation from bootstrap 3

<body data-spy="scroll" data-target=".navbar-collapse">
    <!-- ---------- Navigation ---------- -->
    <div class="navbar navbar-fixed-top" role="navigation">
        <div class="container">
            <div class="navbar-header">
                <button type="button" class="navbar-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse">
                    <span class="sr-only">Toggle navigation</span>
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="index.html"> <img src="#"></a>
            <div class="navbar-collapse collapse">
                <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">
                    <li class="active"><a href="#home">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#one">One</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#two">Two</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#three">Three</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#four">Four</a></li>

It collapses normally on smaller devices. Clicking on the menu button expands the menu but if I click (or touch for that matter) on a menu link, the menu stays open. What do I have to do, to close it again?

This question is tagged with html css twitter-bootstrap navigation

~ Asked on 2014-01-18 10:53:18

The Best Answer is


Just to share this from solutions on GitHub, this was the popular answer:

$(document).on('click','',function(e) {
    if( $('a') ) {

This is wired to the document, so you don't have to do it on ready() (you can dynamically append links to your menu and it will still work), and it only gets called if the menu is already expanded. Some people have reported weird flashing where the menu opens and then immediately closes with other code that did not verify that the menu had the "in" class.

[UPDATE 2014-11-04] apparently when using sub-menus, the above can cause problems, so the above got modified to:

$(document).on('click','',function(e) {
    if( $('a:not(".dropdown-toggle")') ) {

~ Answered on 2014-04-07 15:45:59


Change this:

<li><a href="#one">One</a></li>

to this:

<li><a data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse" href="#one">One</a></li>  

This simple change worked for me.


~ Answered on 2014-07-10 20:38:01

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