New Default Theme for Phoenix

Tuesday December 24th, 2002

Arvid Axelsson's Qute is now the default theme in Phoenix, replacing the previous Orbit-derived skin. The transition to the new theme is mostly complete but a few changes still need to be made. The new default theme isn't in the latest builds yet, but here's a screenshot of Qute in the most recent nightly to give you an idea of what it will look like. Follow the thread in the Phoenix Themes forum for more details.

Update! The latest Windows nightly now features the new default theme.

Another Update! The latest Linux builds now also feature Qute as the default theme.

#17 excellent choice!!

by macpeep

Tuesday December 24th, 2002 4:25 PM

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Well, all I can say is that I'm very, very pleased with this choice. I think Qute is by far the most polished and professionally looking theme of the current ones. There's really nothing that sticks out and screams in the theme, such as Orbit's stop button, which splits people pretty 50 - 50 between "cool" and "fugly". Instead, it's a well balanced, professional, consistent and calm looking theme, which is thus excellently suited for a default theme. It fits in well with both the older Windows (98, 2000, etc.) classic look and with Windows XP's Luna look. I haven't seen it in Linux, but I can imagine it would good in at least Red Hat's new theme, which name escapes me at the moment (Blue -something).

Again, great choice!