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Running latest version 9.0.19. All of a sudden, bread crumbs and links in the footer have weird grey text appearing after them. This happens for me as Admin and regular users as well on different machines. See screen shot below. Any ideas what caused this and how it can be fixed?

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Hi,

It is possible the web host is using some buggy CSS auto-minifier or something like that. I know Google PageSpeed has had a bug in the past like this.

It comes from this part of the global.css:

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   content: " \00A0\00BB " !important;

If the minifier doesn't understand unicode character references, it may read it in incorrectly, then write it out incorrectly too.
You can try changing it to something like:

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   content: " > " !important;
It won't look quite as nice, but it'll be more robust against buggy tools.


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Sigh. Made the change Chris suggested, no change in behavior. Tried multiple browsers, logging in and out, etc. :(

Any other ideas? The server is Windows 2008 R2. Why am I suspicous of those blasted Windoze auto updates that would cause something like this  O_o
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Hi,

I can't see how it couldn't have worked, unless you changed the wrong global.css file or changing it outside ocPortal without emptying the template cache too.

Make sure you use the CSS editor inside ocPortal and edit it on the theme you're using.

Let us know if it's still not working.


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Ah, there are 2 global.css files, one for default zone, one for my site. Got it. After changing the custom global.css, Chris' solution does take away the junk characters. Of note, menus and footers have the same goofy issue, so I will clean up those as well.

My guess is because the goofy old Windows 2008 server and recent MS updates, they probably broke something in CSS. Hope no one else runs into this.

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