Topic: How to change the dropdown contents style on hover

TheJakeFromSF free asked 3 years ago

I want to change the scss style of the dropdown items so that when I hover over them they are actually readable like so:

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But no matter what I do the bootstrap default dropdown hover styles stay like this:

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I have made several attempts to change in the _custom-syles.scss file like so:

  color: #ffffff;
  font-size: larger;
  font-family: Impact;

  a {
    color: white;
    font-family: Calibri;
    font-size: 17px;

  li {
    margin-left: 20px;


  color: black;

<a class="navbar-brand" [routerLink]="['home']">
  <img src="/assets/img/Logos/Alderon Logo_White.png" height="30">

<!-- Links -->
<ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto custom-nav">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link waves-light" mdbWavesEffect [routerLink]="['about']">About<span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
  <li class="nav-item page-scroll">
    <a class="nav-link waves-light" mdbWavesEffect [routerLink]="['contact']">Contact</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link waves-light" mdbWavesEffect [routerLink]="['support']">Support</a>
  <li class="nav-item dropdown btn-group" dropdown>
    <a dropdownToggle type="button" class="nav-link dropdown-toggle waves-light" mdbWavesEffect >Products </a>
    <div class="dropdown-menu dropdown-primary dropdown-menu-xl-right" role="menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" [routerLink]="['products']">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
<!-- Links -->

I have attempted changing each option in _custom-skin.scss to something other than white like so:

$skins: () !default;
$skins: map-merge((
  "Alderon": (
    "skin-primary-color":      #003257,
    "skin-navbar":             #003257,
    "skin-footer-color":       #003257,
    "skin-flat":               #003767,
    "skin-accent":             #003767,
    "skin-sidenav-item":       #003767,
    "skin-sidenav-item-hover": #003767,
    "skin-gradient-start":     #b1c8ed,
    "skin-gradient-end":       #003767,
    "skin-mask-slight":        #003767,
    "skin-mask-light":         #003767,
    "skin-mask-strong":        #003767,
    "skin-sn-child":           #003767,
    "skin-btn-primary":        #003767,
    "skin-btn-secondary":      #003767,
    "skin-btn-default":        #003767,
    "skin-text":               #003767,
), $skins);

I do not know how or where to locate where this style is coming from but I need to know how to overwrite it so that it is at least readable..

Damian Gemza staff commented 3 years ago

Dear @TheJakeFromSF

Is there a possibility to send me your application via email? You can find me here:

If you can't send me the whole app, please provide me with a reproduction repository - only those components which are not working fine to you.

Best Regards,


TheJakeFromSF free answered 3 years ago

Not sure how I convinced myself that this didn't work the first five times I tried but it turns out that the style was coming from:

"skin-accent":             #003767,

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 3 years ago

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Specification of the issue

  • User: Free
  • Premium support: No
  • Technology: MDB Angular
  • MDB Version: 7.5.4
  • Device: Dell Desktop
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: No