Desktop Icons Have No Text Labels

Kenneth Jacker jackerkh at
Wed Jun 8 12:48:39 UTC 2016

[  Kubuntu 16.04 LTS ]

Say I create a text file in my home directory using 'kate' named "foobar".

Then I open my home directory using 'dolphin'.  After locating the newly
created text file in the 'dolphin' window, I "drag" the text file's icon to
the desktop.

Choosing the "icon" option, the icon appears but without any label, just
the icon itself.  If I "hover" the cursor over the icon, the name "foobar"
appears.  But the text is not on the icon itself.

How can I get text displayed with/on the icon so that I can determine
visually which of possibly many icons on the desktop I might want to open?

Thanks for your ideas!

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