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Pulsar Sky theme by Pizero-FREE

For those of you who don't fancy shelling out 4 ($6.12/4.73) on the Ovi Store for Pizero's excellent "Pulsar" theme with it's well crafted Zeta icons (500+) you can get his "Pulsar Sky" theme, with or without Zeta icons, for both S60v3 and S60v5 (Touch screen) here for FREE on Pizero's own website here:-

http://www.pizero.net/archives/2156

I happen to like Pizero's themes and I actually like "Pulsar Sky" better than "Pulsar" being offered on the Ovi Store.

It works very well with the SPB Shell.


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Thanks for the heads up! It certainly looks nice, but I've never liked having custom buttons. Call me crazy but I'm so used to the default ones that, when they change, it confuses me a little.

I'll give the lite one a trial for a few days, see how it does
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Call me crazy but I'm so used to the default ones that, when they change, it confuses me a little.
Not crazy at all.

I know what you mean about getting used to certain icons, particularly if they're repeated on PC or Ovi Suite.

There's also a sound RAM reason for using themes with the default icons as the phones runs better and uses less RAM with them plus the initial installation size is smaller if you use C:.

For instance, Pizero's Pulsar Sky theme with Zeta icons installs at 6MB whilst the default icons version is only 2MB.
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For instance, Pizero's Pulsar Sky theme with Zeta icons installs at 6MB whilst the default icons version is only 2MB.
A huge 4Mb difference!? I can image that every icon is roughly a few Kb each, and a few bytes more to make the associations to applications, but 4Mb seems a bit excessive. It sounds like it's been padded out or had a bunch of irrelivant code added to it.

I wonder if this sort of thing is why S60v5 runs quite sluggishly
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Any theme that uses non default icons will run slower I believe.

The 4MB difference is the 500+ Zeta icons (which do look nice).

I use, I'm given to understand that custom icons eat up RAM.

I tend to put my current theme on C: drive which has a paging facility and helps with speed and RAM.

The only themes that run fast are the built-in ones, such as , Nseries 2.

There is one theme that tends to run very light and that is justBlack.
It installs at 505kB with default icons. See here:-

http://www.tehkseven.net/news/nokia-...t-nokia-theme/

Not a whole lot different from the built-in Nseries 2.
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The 4MB difference is the 500+ Zeta icons (which do look nice).
Ahh right, makes sense since there're so many icons.
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