thanks husse for replying
to humor you i tried it.
renaming itself was succsessful
but their new names icon labels remained invisible...
it seemed as a white text on white background situation. i tried mintDesktop assistant to change the color of the text. on execution of the mint's script the text flashes below icons for the fraction of the second but than it vanishes again!more
- in open office applications there is no text in the menues or toolbars at all while compositing is on.
not having compositing throws off AWN and Cairo-dock and with them the desktop i was acustomed at.
earlier, while installing nvidia driver, the EnvyNG applied some patches to it during installation. i'll try to build the 43.96.11 driver from nvidia site.
under Desktop preferences/behaviour the 'use system font size' is ticked
under User interface preferences font is DejaVu Sans 10 and font DPI is 'sustem default'