I would like to know which tab is active so I can set it to default until another tab is active then that will be set to default

my problem is that I cant seem to find a way to see which tab is active at the moment and getActiveTab seems to always return the default tab

any help well be greatly appreciated

thanks in advance

  • $quicktab = quicktabs_load(5); // enter your QT ID. $quicktab['default_tab'] contains the default tab's ID. – AyeshK Oct 1 '12 at 2:01
  • I cant see how this will work as I dont know the current Active tab unless its possible to put it in js onclick – Sari Oct 1 '12 at 6:57
  • Active tab may possibly have classes attached to it, so you may discover it with Firebug, detect it with jQuery ? Or you may attach your classes on active tabs with jQuery onclick, as you mentioned. – NenadP Oct 1 '12 at 7:44

After much consideration and a ton of tries I decided to go with cookies,I added this to my script file from http://drupal.org/node/1454486

Drupal.behaviors.quicktabsHistory = {
attach: function(context, settings) {
  // enable accordion memory
  $('.quick-accordion', context).each(function() {
    var id = $(this).attr('id');
    var accordion = $.cookie(id);

    if (accordion != '') {
      $(this).find('h3 a[href="' + accordion + '"]').click();
    $(this).find('h3 a').click(function() {
      $.cookie(id, $(this).attr('href'));

  // enable tab memory
  $('.quicktabs-wrapper', context).each(function() {
    var id = $(this).attr('id');
    var tab = $.cookie(id);

    if (tab != '') {
      $(this).find('ul.quicktabs-tabs a#' + tab).click();
    $(this).find('ul.quicktabs-tabs a').click(function() {
      $.cookie(id, $(this).attr('id'));

thanks for your time and efforts

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