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Dynamic Themes in Windows Live Wave 3

The upcoming Windows Live Profile will feature dynamic themes, reflecting the time of the day and the weather in your current location. For those of us who had been using the current Windows Live Home (http://home.live.com), you may have already seen how the colour of the page changes depending whether it’s day or night at the location you’ve set. The top of the profile will highlight your theme…Many of the new Windows Live themes (like the one shown below) will be dynamic, reflecting the time of the day and the weather in your current location. You can see that it’s kind of cloudy and gloomy in Seattle right now, but it’s not raining!

Similarly, in Wave 3 you’re able to set your location in Windows Live Home:

If you’ve chosen one of the Dynamic Themes (in the private beta, only four dynamic themes were available: Daisy Hill, Tugboat, Prairie, and Desert, it is expected that when released there’ll be dozens more themes available), Windows Live will automatically get the weather information in your location. The time zone settings are also set in your Windows Live Account and used to determine the time of day it is at your location. These two parameters combined will determine what is shown in the headers of your Windows Live services (and also what others will see for your very own Windows Live Profile) – but of course, your Spaces, Groups and Events will allow you to choose a different theme for each of them.

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