On Illustrator CC 2017, after I turn on smart guides (CTRL+U) when I move the cursor over an anchor point it shows a strange small gray shape rather than the green text that was shown in CS6.

How can I fix it?

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I can't really replicate the issue you seem to be having. Perhaps check the Anchor/Path Labels option is checked in your preferences - see screenshot below.

In AI CC 2017, my default colour for the Smart Guide labels are magenta.

Example Screenshot

However the colour can be changed in Preferences > Smart Guides, to any colour you want.

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  • I also could suggest checking the checkBoxes to enable the desired label.
    – LeoNas
    Jul 3, 2018 at 0:06

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