Bug with group focus

Hello, this just occurred today when I opened my application to work on some things. This has not been an issue before; am I no longer able to toggle these groups?




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plus + 1 here

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The toggle group focus still works fine in the test version, but its preventing me from deploying my app to live.

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Have y’all filed a bug report? @jess @eve ping!

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I worked around it replacing it with a “show” action. Is going a little slow though.


I had this issue yesterday night, solved it by first changing it to show element, then I continued working, then came back to change it to toggle, and the error was gone.


I’m also having this problem, I can’t find the GroupFocus element in Workflow so that my button can open. It started last night.

Same here. Has anyone filed a bug?

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Seeing the issue as well. Being able to toggle a group focus is much more convenient than having to create separate conditional wfs for show and hide so hopefully they fix this

Same here…


Same for me…

same here too - frustrating - commenting to watch the topic

@eve @jess could we get an update on this topic/bug?

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same here

Hey folks, thanks for checking in and sorry for any inconvenience on this! We pushed an update on Friday that removed the toggle action from group focus elements, as these do have a default behavior that’s not what you’d expect from a standard toggle – you should still be able to display them by using the “show” action instead. This is now an expected behavior, though please do reach out to our team if it’s leading to issues with your app!


Hi everyone, this is Alessandro, a Bubble engineer.
As Eve mentioned above, late last week, we rolled out a small tweak to the types of elements that can be used in the ‘Toggle Element’ action in some specific cases.

First, I’d like to apologize for the confusion and disruption this update caused - we had not expected that this would show up in the issue checker, and as such we did not add a warning about this. We’ll try our best to avoid this in the future, since minor UX consolidations should not disrupt development in any way.

Here follows an explanation for why we made this change, and how you can easily adapt your app to address these issues:

Group Focus elements have a particular piece of logic attached to them, which is that whenever a Group Focus is open, clicking anywhere on the page will cause it to close immediately.

As a result, you’ll see that if a Group Focus element is ‘Toggled’ from a click event, then its behavior is not really to toggle, but rather equivalent to :

  • ‘Show Element’, if the click that triggered the workflow is outside the Group Focus (because after the Group Focus auto-closes, the workflow shows it again)
  • ‘Hide Element’, if the click that triggered the workflow is inside the Group Focus (because the workflow cannot be triggered if the Group Focus was already closed)

Since this behavior, especially the first part, was confusing several users, we removed that option is this exact case, which overall should improve the consistency of our available actions.

As this was not “broken” in the first place, runmode shouldn’t have been affected, but the editor now shows these options are invalid. If you get a similar issue, the simplest way to address is to replace the action in question with a Show or a Hide element action, depending on what the visually-expected behavior of this action was in the first place.

In our testing we could not find any use-cases that would be hampered by the removal of this option, however, we’ll keep monitoring for unforeseen exceptions, where Toggle Element is truly necessary, and iterate on this.

Thank you all for your patience, and I hope this helps answer your questions about this change.


Just a recommendation to put something in the Editor to notify people about this?

I had this error and figured it was a Bubble bug and I would leave it for a couple days and check back, but thankfully I just happened to come across this and read it. I imagine a large number of users will never see this post yet be confused about this issue


Yes that was clever too !! Ridiculous

Really . Over the Weekend… What kind of support is this to wake to broken apps on Monday as a result…