henrywright henrywright - 5 months ago 241x
HTML Question

How to close an open collapsed navbar when clicking outside of the navbar element in Bootstrap 3?

How can I close an open collapsed navbar on clicking outside of the navbar element? Currently, the only way to open or close it is by clicking on the


See here for an example and code:

So far, I have tried the following which doesn't seem to work:

jQuery(document).click(function() {


jQuery('.navbar').click(function(event) {


Have a look that:

$(document).ready(function () {
    $(document).click(function (event) {
        var clickover = $(event.target);
        var _opened = $(".navbar-collapse").hasClass("navbar-collapse in");
        if (_opened === true && !clickover.hasClass("navbar-toggle")) {

Your fiddle works with that: http://jsfiddle.net/52VtD/5718/

Its a modified version of this answer, which lacks the animation and is also a tiny bit more complicated.

I know, invoking the click() isn't very elegant, but collapse('hide') did not work for me either, and i think the animation is a bit nicer than adding and removing the classes hardly.