How to get rid of the text that appears at the bottom of all toolbar icons? It suddenly has shown up after a system crash although I didn't change anything and now I can't make it disappear:

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I tried to set the following setting with dconf-editor:

org.gnome.desktop.interface toolbar-style

to the value ›text‹ and logged out and in, but didn't help at all. What to do?

UPDATE: The setting in gconf is correct as shown by the screenshot: enter image description here

  • if you run the command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface toolbar-style icons . to only have icons? – Roman Raguet Oct 14 '13 at 18:08
  • @RomanRaguet I tried that as well, but didn't work neither. – user5950 Oct 14 '13 at 18:11

Run the following command in terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface toolbar-style 'icons'

The other valid values are: 'both', 'both-horiz', and 'text'.

The changes should be visible immediately, so you don't need any restart or re-login.

  • I already tried that (look at the comments of the original post) but didn't work out. – user5950 Oct 14 '13 at 18:37
  • @user5950 Have you tried exactly as I wrote? – Radu Rădeanu Oct 14 '13 at 18:39
  • Yes, I did it twice with copy and past. And I checked the value of that setting with gconf-editor. It is set to 'icons'. But the text is shown anyway. Very strange! – user5950 Oct 14 '13 at 18:43
  • @user5950 Then you have a bug because this is the right way. See http://askubuntu.com/q/5121/147044. Do you use any others configuration/tweak tools like dconf? – Radu Rădeanu Oct 14 '13 at 18:49
  • Yes, dconf is installed: should I remove it? Isn't it installed by default? – user5950 Oct 14 '13 at 18:54

I found out that this problem occurs when the Cinnamon ppa ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable is used. It is related with:

Nemo 2.0 does not render desktop correctly with Compiz

GTK2 applications are not themed correctly

Purging the ppa resolves all of those tree problems:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

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