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Below is a list to links of my Windows 7 themes that are based on the Smashing Magazine monthly desktop wallpaper posts.  Simply click on your desired theme pack (you must have Windows 7) and it will run.  These themes all use the default Windows sound themes (minus the start navigation) and are set to rotate every 30 minutes.  You can adjust those settings to your liking after installed.  They also use the 1920x1200 resolution pictures from the post as the maximum/best provided for each author.

I do my best to get them out as soon as Smashing Magazine publishes their final selections.  Hope you enjoy them…I do!

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One of the cool features of Windows 7 is the theme packs that are available.  I’ve been rotating between Bing’s Best, United States, Italy and Russia themes.  Great photography (and some have cool sound packs too).

Each month Smashing Magazine, one of my favorite online subscriptions, puts together a set of desktop wallpaper for the month with calendars on it.  These images are from various worldwide contributors.  Smashing Magazine is primarily a site for design (and does focus a lot on web design, etc.) and is a great resource for any one who appreciates design aspects.  They also provide free fonts, icons, web templates, etc. from time to time.

Anyhow, I’m fond of their monthly post of wallpapers to see what people come up with.  This time I figured: why not make a Windows 7 Theme out of these?  So I did.  Simple enough.

Smashing Magazine January 2010

So here you go: Smashing Magazine January 2010 Desktop Wallpaper Windows 7 Theme (I contracted Microsoft marketing to come up with that name).  This is a widescreen theme as most of the wallpapers are widescreen – I think three in this set aren’t so when they rotate they may look weird, but I didn’t want to exclude any of them.  The sound for this pack is the Windows Default so if you want to make tweaks to it for your own liking, go for it.  I did, however disable the Start Navigation sound!!!