If you search hard enough you will find article on microsoft.com where they say that this is not a bug but the limitation of Internet technology. I laughed at that. But in a same article they also say that select menu in IE is handled the same way as inline frame, which means that you cannot cover it with content from other frames. Only way to have this work (besides hiding of select menus on the page) is to change your menu to use iframes instead of divs, which it not way too difficult. If you decide on hiding though, I suggest you use background images that look as similar to actual menu as possible and place them behind selects. That will avoid some screen flicker as you hide and show select boxes and page will look smoother.