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Thread: How to: get Bing's daily photo as a Windows 7 wallpaper

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    Cool How to: get Bing's daily photo as a Windows 7 wallpaper


    No matter what you think of Bing as a search engine, you have to admit that the daily homepage photos are pretty cool. They range from amazing nature photos to holiday sensitive events. Those images now have a new use, being wallpapers for your Windows 7 PC. One of Windows 7's lesser know features is the ability to download new wallpapers via a RSS feed.



    Thanks to the efforts of Long Zheng from istartedsomething & makeuseof.com you can now do just that.



    By using the code below, you can create a live daily updating bing theme.
    To create the theme, 1st copy and paste the code below in notepad and save it as "Bing.theme"

    [Theme]
    DisplayName=Bing
    [Slideshow]
    Interval=1800000
    Shuffle=1
    RssFeed=http://feeds.feedburner.com/bingimages
    [Control Panel\Desktop]
    TileWallpaper=0
    WallpaperStyle=0
    Pattern=
    [Control Panel\Cursors]
    AppStarting=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_working.ani
    Arrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_arrow.cur
    Crosshair=
    Hand=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_link.cur
    Help=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_helpsel.cur
    IBeam=
    No=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_unavail.cur
    NWPen=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_pen.cur
    SizeAll=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_move.cur
    SizeNESW=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nesw.cur
    SizeNS=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ns.cur
    SizeNWSE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nwse.cur
    SizeWE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ew.cur
    UpArrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_up.cur
    Wait=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_busy.ani
    DefaultValue=Windows Aero
    Link=
    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\Aero.mssty les
    ColorStyle=NormalColor
    Size=NormalSize
    ColorizationColor=0X6B74B8FC
    Transparency=1
    [MasterThemeSelector]
    MTSM=DABJDKT

    After you save it, just double click on the theme. file and make sure you select "download attachments" in the pop-up window.
    That's it, your bing theme should be good to go. To make sure the photos look their best, select the "Fit" option in the desktop background settings

    Neowin. More at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-...-in-windows-7/

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    Awesome sounds good

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    I tried it...nice way to get Bing pics on desktop. but doesn't go with my LCD resolution. which is thrice of wallpaper res.

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