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I added this CSS to my header buttons:


.header-nav a:hover{

a {
text-decoration: none !important;

header a {
  background-image: none !important;


My issue now, is that the background color block (background:white!important;)  is cut off right at the edge of the text on both sides. Does anyone know how I can extend the background a few pixels on both sides on hover?

thank you.



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On 6/16/2023 at 12:57 PM, ellebangs said:

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div.header-nav-item a {
    padding-left: 5px !important;
    padding-right: 5px !important;


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