Sorry! expandSingle=true took care of the 2nd problem.
I still need help on my menu.
The problem I also see with panelMenu is that i can't right-click on a menu item and open in a new tab.
Maybe I need something like the menu in the demo page -
I know that is created with a rich:panelBar but I don't know how to create the submenu links.
Can I find the source code for the demo app someplace ?
Thanks man, I downloaded the app. I appreciate your help.
I missed the most important links. It really has some cool tricks.