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Orbit 4

If you’re a Mozilla Firebird user, you may like the new Orbit 4 theme. As you may be able to guess, it’s the next level up from Orbit 3+1, and looks pretty damn impressive. Don’t be put off by the huge size of the icons – it does come with some nice smaller ones. Certainly it’s going to be my default theme until I next change my mind, although the theme is still under development so things like the Options dialog have yet to be themed, and it doesn’t have the new text editing buttons themed yet either. But at least it looks nice :).
If you were interested, my previous favourite was Crystal, based on a KDE theme of the same name. For Thunderbird, I’m using the default theme, although I like Phoenity. While I don’t think Phoenity works well on Firebird, it looks the part on its emailing cousin.
Oh yeah, that’s another thing you IE users are missing out on, isn’t it? Themes…


  1. I like the phoenity ones but switched to neo which looks good – a nice metallic/watery blue.

  2. I’ve heard of a few people who like Phoenity Neo. I’ll have to try it out at some point.