Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Problem and Solution - missing GMAIL Icon labels in buttons

The Problem:
Icon labels in buttons in Google Mail (Gmail) are missing / not showing / not displaying.

The Cause:
You have probably blocked the following URL address in the HOSTS file:

Sometimes forum users give you a list of addresses to block in the Hosts file, for various reasons. Make sure you understand where those URLs point to, if possible.

The Solution:
1. Open the file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\Hosts in Notepad or Notepad++ (make sure the file is not READ ONLY). Note: This file has no extension.

2. Remove the line from your Hosts file (or put a # at the beginning)
    The line most likely looks like this: ssl.gstatic.com
    or ssl.gstatic.com

3. Save the HOSTS file (set to READ ONLY, if desired).

4. Refresh the tab in your browser and Gmail should be back to normal. Problem solved.