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Windows dynamic themes discontinued?

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#1 GarakObama



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 00:32

There used to be RSS dynamic wallpapers available. They could be found and added on http://windows.micro.../windows/themes. All references to any type of dynamic theme appears to be gone now.


What happened to these?

#2 shozilla


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 00:53

What are you talking about?


FAQ here: http://windows.micro...s/rss-theme-faq

#3 OP GarakObama



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 00:04

That doesn't answer anything. There are no more dynamic themes available.

#4 thomastmc


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 00:35

This probably doesn't help much either, but...


I couldn't connect to the RSS feed. I'm just guessing, but maybe it's deprecated?


Themes are kind of pointless, IMHO. The window color already changes to match images automatically (so that is dynamic theming for the most part), and who really wants their desktop sounds to change all of the time, especially to something like car horns, or animal sounds? Don't get me wrong, themes are great for saving your customization choices. If you like cars, or nature, or space, or hot models, you can probably make a better theme for it than MS by just using Google Images.