Use Bing wallpaper slideshow in Windows 7

Windows 7 allows you to use a set of wallpapers (called Desktop Slideshow) which can change after a specified time interval. You can use this feature to get Bing wallpapers in desktop slideshow using their RSS feed. This way you get new wallpapers right from the Bing RSS feed. Here is how you can do this :

  1. Create a file named bing.theme with the following contents :
    [[Theme]DisplayName=Bing[Slideshow]Interval=1800000Shuffle=1RssFeed=http://feeds.feedburner.com/bingimages[Control PanelDesktop]TileWallpaper=0WallpaperStyle=2Pattern=[Control PanelCursors]AppStarting=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_working.aniArrow=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_arrow.curCrosshair=Hand=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_link.curHelp=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_helpsel.curIBeam=No=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_unavail.curNWPen=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_pen.curSizeAll=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_move.curSizeNESW=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_nesw.curSizeNS=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_ns.curSizeNWSE=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_nwse.curSizeWE=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_ew.curUpArrow=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_up.curWait=%SystemRoot%cursorsaero_busy.aniDefaultValue=Windows AeroLink=[VisualStyles]Path=%SystemRoot%resourcesthemesAeroAero.msstylesColorStyle=NormalColorSize=NormalSizeColorizationColor=0X6B74B8FCTransparency=1[MasterThemeSelector]MTSM=DABJDKT
  2. Double-click on this file bing.theme to set it as your theme.
  3. You would see a prompt to subscribe to the RSS feed. Choose Download Attachments.

  4. You would see that wallpapers are being downloaded from Bing and displayed on your Windows desktop.
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