XFCE4 Wallpaper display in Black and White

How to fix XFCE4 Black & White Wallpaper

After I switched some wallpapers manager apps I got the problem: XFCE4 Wallpaper only display in black and white. I have managed to fix the issue partially, by removing and reinstalling gdk-pixbuf and gdk-pixbuf2 – which I recall threw some errors during the system update. However, all custom (jpeg or png) wallpaper images are displayed in black and white once they are set as wallpaper.

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Paper Theme

Paper GTK Theme: A Beautiful Material Design Inspired

Paper is a modern GTK3 desktop theme suite. Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth.
The theme looks pretty nice with traditional titlebar/menubar/toolbar applications, but it doesn’t compare with the experience it offers for header bars apps. Paper has been developed primarily for GNOME and other GTK3 desktops, legacy desktops will not have the same experience. Also, the GTK2 theme still needs some work. Here is theme preview application for GTK2

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How to recover deleted files on ext paratition

Yesterday, I’ve just deleted something which I didn’t want to delete! If you use ext3/ext4 you may be able to recover the file with ext3grep or extundelete with information from the file system journal if the content of the file wasn’t already overwritten by new data. Your partition uses ext4 you have to use extundelete, if it’s ext3 you can use also ext3grep
The first step should be to stop all writing processes on the related partition and unmount that partition as soon as possible. Getting the disk unmounted or re-mounted as read only helps a great deal in the recovery effort. Data recovery, especially on EXT file systems, should be attempted from a live CD or other system that isn’t depending on the partition you’re undeleting from.

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GIMP 2.8 layout like Photoshop

How to Transform GIMP layout look like Photoshop

GIMP’s default layout is a bit frustrating and a lot of people maybe used to using Adobe Photoshop and it’s layout. Like others, sometime I had confused with GIMP layout and can’t find the tools/brush/… as I want to use immediately. To help those who are used to Photoshop, +Martin Owens has created a collection of GIMP 2.8 tweaks that make it more like Adobe Photoshop and make people more comfortable.

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With GNOME 3.12, you can now create custom folders to make finding things easier.

GNOME 3.12, The reasons you should upgrade your desktop

The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.12 since March 26th, 2014 and it includes some important changes such as proper HiDPI support, improved Wayland support, various enhancements for the core GNOME applications.

Major features for this release include:

  • A significant update to the experience for finding and installing applications.
  • Major facelifts for the Videos and gedit applications.
  • Greater high-resolution display support.
  • Big updates for the Software and Web applications.
  • Improved start up times as well as more efficient resource usage.
  • A new application folders feature, which lets you organize your apps.

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