I upgraded from Linux Mint 10 Julia (Gnome) to Linux Mint 13 Maya (Cinnamon). It was a reinstall, however, I left my /home directory untouched. Now I am in the situation that I can't figure out what I have to search for, to solve this "black letter-on-black background" or "mouse-over" problem. For easier understanding I have attached two images. These are screen shots of Gimp and of LibreOffice. As you can see, an activation of explanatory text renders text of black letters over a black background.
It would be great if you could give some help in addressing this problem. The solution(tm) would be great, a link to it or some helpful keywords would be fine as well. Searching for something black finds a lot of black screens, mouse-over gives me a, currently, unwanted CSS-lesson.
Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
Summary of the solution. The root cause was that my configuration was a collection of ubuntu (several editions) and mint (several editions) settings. The way to solve it was to create a boogeyman user and to c&p its settings to the "normal" home directory. I opened the console in my home directory and copied the invisible folders to my home directory.
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sudo cp -R /home/boogeyman/.secret .
The only issue I had in the end was that my Desktop featured the /home directory files. I guess this was due to the fact that mint had German language settings and called the Desktop Arbeitsfläche. You can edit this quite simple by updating the user-dirs.dirs file in the /home directory