I was experimenting dragging the page up as far as it would go for no apparent reason (I have rubber-band scrolling), and I noticed this:

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I couldn't reproduce it on any other site that I tried.

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    Which browser/OS is this? I can't find anything in the page code which would do that. (Not that it isn't there; but I haven't found it)
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 11:13

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I've modified the code to replace top: -200px with text-indent: -999em; which is our "standard" way of hiding things on other DOM elements across the site. This will be live in the next prod build.


Those labels are attached to the buttons on the top bar and assigned the CSS class hidden-text. Despite the name, they are not actually hidden--they're just positioned above the top of the page:

.topbar .hidden-text {
    position: absolute;
    top: -200px;

This seems like a strange decision, but all the other SE sites I've checked do the top bar the same way, so I suppose there's a reason for it.

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