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.

#27 Re: Bad Screenshot?

by AlexBishop <>

Tuesday December 24th, 2002 8:26 PM

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"Maybe if the person who took the screenshot didn't have the ugly gray and bad font settings people would like it more :). No offense to the person who did the screenshot."

Well frankly, I'm offended! ;-) The grey is just the Windows 98 Second Edition default 3D objects colour and I don't see anything wrong with the fonts. Before taking the screenshot, the colour depth was reduced to 16 bit and the file was saved as a PNG with Level 6 compression, which would explain the degradation in the image quality.

On the other hand, I did go to the trouble of customising the toolbar so that it displayed all the buttons and setting up an interesting-looking browsing scenario. And did I mention that I downloaded the (then) latest nightly just to take the screenshot? On a 56.6k modem? In six inches of snow? While battling off raging tigers?