Windows 11 may soon allow users to control RGB lighting without third-party software

Published: Feb 10th 2023, 11:13 GMT   Comments

Windows 11 may soon control RGB lighting on its own

The moment everyone was waiting for, a standardized solution to the RGB ‘problem’. 

Windows 11 RGB lighting control, Source: Albcore

No more Corsair iCUE or Razer Synapse, enter Windows 11 universal solution to control RGB lighting. Microsoft is now working on a universal feature that would take over this basic task from the third-party software that is often required for the peripherals.

Some screenshots from the early Windows 11 builds have been shared that would suggest these option may soon be available to PC gamers. A new personalization option would appear in Windows menus to control lighting of external hardware, such as gaming keyboard, mouse, or headset.

Windows 11 RGB lighting control, Source: Albcore

Available options would include changing of the brightness, type of the lighting effect or most importantly the color. As shown by nearly released screenshots, these options would be available to all USB attached hardware, even Stream Deck from Elgato.

Currently, there is no confirmation whether these options would also support motherboard and graphics card RGB, but technically that should also be possible. However, it may require extra attention from the OS development team.

One should add that Microsoft has not yet confirmed that these features are even at work, so timing for this functionality to be added to public build are unknown.

Source: Albacore via The Verge, Reddit

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