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Windows 11 May Solve a Common Headache With RGB Gaming Gear



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Close up of a green and yellow gaming laptop RGB keyboard
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The issue with RGB lights on keyboards, mice, and different gadgets is that you simply often want third-party apps to use settings… that are virtually at all times buggy or convoluted. Microsoft is attempting to repair that with a brand new Home windows 11 characteristic.

Twitter person Albacore noticed a brand new characteristic in Home windows 11 that hasn’t been formally introduced but: a brand new “Lighting” part within the Settings app. It shows an inventory of linked gadgets which might be detected to assist some type of mild controls, with a toggle to show lights on and off. There are additionally settings for adjusting the brightness, mild impact, impact pace, and shade. Microsoft even added a toggle to match the lights to the present Home windows accent shade.

That is thrilling information as a result of most purposes constructed for controlling RGB lights and different settings on PC equipment, like Razer Synapse or Logitech G Hub, are actually unhealthy. Lots of them are sluggish, buggy, or take up system assets for those who depart them working within the background. Razer’s software program really required you to create a web-based account simply to configure settings, till the company finally changed course in 2019.

image of Windows settings app
Albacore / Twitter

The catch is that every accent has to assist this methodology of management, which seems to be utilizing a USB specification that Microsoft developed in 2018. It’s not clear which gadgets assist the required USB characteristic, and even which producers can be interested by permitting the characteristic. Third-party controller software program prices money and time for every producer to keep up, however they’ll open the door to knowledge assortment, push notifications, or different performance that’s useful to firms like Logitech and Razer.

It’s potential Microsoft might accomplice with producers to make the characteristic extra extensively out there, or perhaps even assist lights constructed into the pc — for instance, RGB keyboards on gaming laptops. We’ll have to attend and see.

Supply: Albacore (Twitter)