Pre Defined Select Menu Option

Hello, I’m looking for an instantsearch.js solution to getting a select menu to have a predefined option selected if no refinements are present. For example, I don’t want the ability to “see all”, I want there to be at least one option in the select menu selected at all times.

The menuSelect widget has a template option for ‘defaultOption’. Ideally I would be able to turn this off and have the first <option> selected automatically.