[ubuntu-uk] Fwd: Ubuntu desktop annoyance ....

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 22 10:19:29 UTC 2012

On 22 March 2012 10:08, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 21/03/12 12:13, Barry Drake wrote:
>> Hi there .... This morning I am faced with the desktop icons showing the
>> description and the tool-tip as well - see attached screenshot. This was
>> after yesterday's updates to Precise.
> I did try re-installing Ubuntu desktop using: sudo apt-get install
> ubuntu-desktop^ as suggested by Popey in connection with another query.
>  This did not alter the situation.  All the icons in the
> /usr/share/applications directory show the same problem - the description
> and the comment show all the time for every icon.  I have done a small
> screenshot of a couple of these icons.  I hope that will 'travel'.  Any
> ideas?  Or is it time to re-install Precise?

I don't understand where you are seeing this.  Is it desktop files
inside nautilus, shortcuts on the desktop, something to do with the
launcher, or where?

A full screenshot posted somewhere as suggested by Bod might be helpful


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