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Is there any way to modify the current active theme and change only [Slideshow] section?

UPD: Particularly I'm interested to change RssFeed value of currect theme.

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  1. Right click on the Desktop and select Personalize

  2. Select your theme and it will apply

  3. Click on the Desktop Background option at the bottom

  4. Make the changes as required and click Save Changes

The theme will now be marked as Unsaved theme and will retain all the selected theme's settings apart from that which you changed.

You can save this as a new theme if you wish

EDIT: Further answer following comments discussion

To add an RSS feed you will have to manually edit the .theme file

Customise your theme with everything else you want apart from the RSS

Save the theme

It will be located in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

Open the .theme file in a text editor and update/add a [Slideshow] section as follows:


Save the changes then double-click on the .theme file to reload it into the Personalize settings.

Click on the Download Attachments button when prompted

Based on instructions in this article

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yea, but how do I set RSS feed when I edit background? It only allows me to browse for folders. – Pablo Apr 28 '10 at 10:40
Your original question mentions nothing about RSS feeds...?!? – Shevek Apr 28 '10 at 13:03
Oh just noticed that Sliedshow square brackets were stripped away from my original post, which was intended to explain what I want. sorry will update it now. – Pablo Apr 28 '10 at 13:41
@Michael I've updated my answer with further info. – Shevek Apr 28 '10 at 14:00
Perfect, but imagine I have some customized theme, just want to change [Slideshow] part. Creating new .theme file would overwrite my existing theme I suppose? – Pablo Apr 28 '10 at 14:25

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