Explorer -> Read http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-desktop/icon-labels-missing/0c0d27eb-31ea-445b-a359-7742095f54a3
Desktop -> http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/remove-the-labels-from-desktop-icons-in-windows-7/
Try putting the text into those labels. Keep in mind some folk created this issue when playing with THEMES or Desktop modifying software.
When I switch on` the icons appear but the labels which should show under the icons are missing.The cursor mostly doesn`t work, but when it does it doesn`t it only shows background colours but no pics etc. I think that I have hit one of the F keys somehow. How can I get a true screen back