View Full Version : [ubuntu] 12.10 unity white text on white backgrounds

October 4th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Texts within windows is appearing white on a white background.
I believe it is theme related but I am unable to identify exactly what configuration change is needed.

I've attached a screenshot that shows it effecting certain windows
eg: appearance
but not others
eg: compiz

The problem seems similar to the below but I haven't been able to find the exact windows effected

October 4th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Are you using gnome or Kde as your desktop Gui if gnome

run the following from terminal

Reset Icon Pack

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme ''

Reset Theme

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ''

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme ''

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme ''

Reset Launcher

gsettings reset com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites

Reset Panel

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

Hope it works.

October 4th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Hi thanks for responding.. but im using Unity for my GUI - what am i missing?

Tried the commands posted, made no effect on the problem

October 7th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Just gave up and changed to a different theme.
No more problems.