Thursday, 13 September 2007

Sex up your N800 with ... Plankton.

Alright, so there's a limit to how sexy your Nokia N800 can be, and anyway, plankton is some type of fish isn't it?


Plankton is also one of the freshest, most attractive young themes available for your Internet tablet. And before your eyes glaze over at the shallowness of talking about themes, I'll just say that looks are important. When you pick up your N800 and look at the screen with one of Nokia's hideous themes, you see something functional but ugly.

Stick Plankton on it and your Nokia becomes an object of desire - something beautiful in its own right. It's the difference between an iPod and a Zune, or waking up next to Claudia Schiffer instead of some old boiler you met in the pub after six and half pints of 8 Ace. It's just better.

So, do yourself a favour, and download and install

hildon theme cacher

and then the

Plankton theme


Once you've done that, head over to the control panel (usually the third item in your Tools folder) and click on Themes. Then choose Plankton, and bask in the reflected glory of your gorgeous new baby. Now you just gotta hope no big hunk's going to steal it away from you.


Guthrie said...

This theme put my n800 into endless reboot after install. not sure why but it was annoying.

Paul Rubens said...

I am sorry to hear that. I dont know why this would be - I have installed it, and I know many others have too, without coming across the problem you describe.

I hope you manage to sort it out.

Guthrie said...

Just to be clear for others it was the fault of my machine, not the beautiful theme that you highlighted thanks!

Mustalinux said...

Thanks for the instructions. The theme looks beautiful. the fonts are smaller using less real-estate.

How come 'Home' in your bar title is in black? Mine is in white so it is washed out and barely visible!

I had a post-installation error while installing Plankto that didn't seem to matter:

hildon-theme-cacher[2807]: GLIB CRITICAL ** Gdk - gdk_screen_get_setting: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed
hildon-theme-cacher[2807]: GLIB CRITICAL ** Gdk - gdk_screen_get_setting: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed
hildon-theme-cacher[2807]: GLIB CRITICAL ** Gdk - gdk_screen_get_setting: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed

Thanks again.

Mustalinux said...

I just noticed that the theme did not modify the fm radio applet. Bug?
Anyway, what is that applet that shows the connection information in your screenshot?

Paul Rubens said...

Hi mustalinux.

The connection info applet is called Iphome

Mustalinux said...

Got it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Probably a stupid one.
Where did you get the widgets.
And how can i further customize the "desktop", with this bar on the bottom etc.

Anonymous said...

installed IPhome on 2008 and it turns off the applets any time there is an app opened. (though it does work). I wonder if it conflicts with connection manager?

Also, how did you mod your screen to show the shortcut icons across the bottom?
Thanks HWL

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