Have you tried using the DOM Inspector to find your element and check the style properties on it? Or, if you know the id, you could: alert($('elementid').style.inspect()) that should give you a long list. Maybe too long, you might need to set the innerHTML of a pre element to really peruse it. Check the visibility, display and z-index values. Sam > One thing though - even though the first time it may be hiding rather > than showing the element, clicking on the element a second time does > not toggle back to "show" (block) if the element is hidden via an > external style sheet. It stays hidden regardless of how many times > you click. > > So to say, it's not an annoyance that is overcome by clicking twice - > it will never appear.