[Fixed-see last post] Icon labels greyed out?

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newyorkpaulie
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[Fixed-see last post] Icon labels greyed out?

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I upgraded from Linux Qiana to Rafael (17.2) and when using the "icon" view I can't see the labels... they are there but greyed out. If I switch to "list" mode and then switch back to "icon" I can (sometimes) get what I want, viewable labels. Anyone finding this? I am using a Thinkpad T-61 (widescreen) BTW (if that matters). Also, I did not get this with Qiana (17). Thanks for any responses!
Last edited by newyorkpaulie on Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Icon labels greyed out?

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Hi newyorkpaulie,
Which desktop? Cinnamon, etc and which file manager are you using-default?
If you don't know then open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Fxz
copy/paste the results here
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Re: Icon labels greyed out?

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I have the same problem in MATE.
I think it is a known bug though...
Probably will get fixed in 17.3.
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Re: Icon labels greyed out?

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For Mate try this.
Open Caja, click on Edit/Backgrounds and Emblems.
Drag 'Reset' into the Caja window and release it.
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Re: Icon labels greyed out?

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Nope, same problem. Although switching backgrounds does fix it temporarily, if this is what you mean. Clicking randomly on folders in the sidebar also seems to do the trick.
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Re: Icon labels greyed out?

Post by newyorkpaulie »

Thank you - to all who have replied.
I did the Edit/Backgrounds... in Caja fix (posted by all41 above) and found that using a dark background works very well. I'm actually liking it better than the "old' way. Upgraded to Rosa and am happy once again. Life is sweet!
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