I hope you know to create slide shows and themes in Windows 7 desktop . These slide shows make use of a set of specified wallpapers from PC . There is a new feature in Windows 7 that could be used to specify RSS feeds for desktop slide shows . So you could use your Flickr or other RSS streams to build a slide show theme in Windows 7 .
The default Windows 7 slide show section for techknowl theme . (If I am using a set of wallpapers as sideshow )
[Slideshow] Interval=1800000 Shuffle=1ImagesRootPath=c:techknowlwallpaper Item0Path=c:techknowlwallpaperocean.jpg Item1Path=c:techknowlwallpapermountain.jpg Item2Path=c:techknowlwallpaperriver.jpg
If you replace it with an RSS feeds .
[Slideshow] Interval=10000 Shuffle=1 RssFeed=http://www.techknowl.com/atom.xml
Check out thispage to know more about theme structure in Windows 7.
You can read this article create windows 7 themes . After creating a .theme file , open it using a text file and change the above parameters .
After RSS feed theme installation , it would take certain time to load all the files from internet . The current build of Windows 7 has some problems related with the feed refresh time and RSS feed option in personalization control panel .This would get fixed in upcoming releases .
Istartedsomething.com has created few RSS feed slide show themes in Windows 7 using high quality Flickr photo feeds .
Enjoy RSS feed slide show themes in Windows 7 .