Streamlit-option-menu is a simple Streamlit component that allows users to select a single item from a list of options in a menu

Yeah you’re right. At the time, it seemed plausible but no it does not work as intended. I noticed on the latest update there is a manual_select param. This could be used in conjunction with switch_pages which basically navigates to the pages on click via custom navigation - button, tab etc.

Again my apologies. Got excited when I first saw it and was eager to share.