If you play primarily on PC, there’s a good chance you own more than one component with RGB lighting. You may even have made the mistake of buying RGB parts from different manufacturers. If you just nodded your head, I know your pain. It’s a nightmare to sync all the lights in your PC. At best, you’ve sourced all your RGB parts from one company and only need a single, probably buggy, app to control them. At worst, you are forced to use multiple third-party programs in a futile attempt to keep things running well. And while apps like promise to do all your RGB bits, they don’t work as well as advertised in my experience. All of which makes the news that Microsoft could be working on a native Windows 11 solution to control RGB lighting exciting.
New settings for device lighting appear in build 25295. Is this the beginning of the end for low-quality RGB gamer gear apps? 🎮 The specification for this dates back to 2018 and references to the feature have been around for years. At least not canceled 🥳https://t.co/oG4JbKsoeB pic.twitter.com/bMtxCH8REo
— Albacore tuna (@thebookisclosed) February 10, 2023
This week, software developer Albacore that the latest Insider build of Windows 11 includes a hidden feature to control RGB components. As you can see from the screenshots shared by Albacore (via ) Microsoft has added light controls to the Personalization menu in the Windows 11 Settings app. The user interface provides an overview of all your RGB components, including external peripherals. By clicking on a part you can adjust the brightness and color of its lighting. You can also choose between a handful of different effects and the speed at which they repeat. Microsoft even included an option to match your computer’s lighting to your Windows accent color.
Microsoft hasn’t officially announced the menu Albacore found as a feature of Windows 11 Build 25295. Albacore also notes, “The specification for this dates back to 2018 and references to the feature have been around for years.” They suggest that Microsoft is working on the feature again. Don’t get your hopes up too high for now.
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