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Windows 11 will soon control your RGB lighting for PC gaming accessories

Windows 11 will soon control your RGB lighting for PC gaming accessories


Microsoft wants to offer basic RGB lighting controls in Windows without the need to install iCue, Razer Synapse, or other apps.

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Microsoft is working to bring native support for RGB PC gaming accessories to Windows 11. The Windows lighting experience will include the ability for PC gamers to configure accessories with RGB lighting without having to install third-party software.

Twitter user Albacore has spotted early work for integrating this new lighting experience into Windows 11 in the latest public test builds of the operating system. Options for controlling brightness, lighting effects, speed, and colors can all be found in the settings interface of Windows 11. There’s even a feature that will match your accessories to the Windows accent color.

Microsoft’s own native lighting controls would mean Windows 11 users wouldn’t have to install apps from Razer, Corsair, Logitech and others to get basic support for customizing RGB effects.

Microsoft hasn’t officially announced its lighting support for Windows 11 just yet, but the company is working on a number of experimental features that are expected to appear in a larger update to Windows 11 later this year.

Windows 11 is also getting third-party widgets soon, with ones for Messenger and Spotify seen in recent developer builds. The built-in Notepad app is also getting tabs, and testers have spotted early code for a revamped File Explorer user interface and improvements to the audio controls in Windows 11.