Windows 11 would have a very pleasant novelty in the pipeline for the gamers. Very soon they would be able to natively control RGB lighting of the accessories connected to the PC. If confirmed, they would no longer be required to download third-party applications to manage the appearance of their keyboards, mice, headphones, or chairs, but could do so directly from Microsoft’s operating system settings.
This addition was spotted in the latest test builds of Windows 11, so it’s still unknown when it will reach end users. If it comes, after all. The screenshots shared by Albacore on Twitter indicate that the options to control the RGB would be included in the section of Personalization SO.
From there you could not only access the list of accessories gaming connected to the PC, but the configuration of each of them could be changed. Among the available functions are controlling the brightness, speed and type of light of the effects (rainbow, solid colors, flickering, etc.), and even turning the backlight on or off completely. Although perhaps the most striking is the option that the RGB match Windows 11 accent colorto make the experience even more immersive.
If the native RGB settings for accessories gaming comes to Windows 11, it will surely be a more than welcome tool for video game fans. It is that, today, practically all brands of peripherals or accessories for the public gamer They have their own software to manage them. And in most cases they are low quality apps And they don’t offer too many customization options.
Windows 11 could natively control your accessories with RGB lights
It is true that there are also other programs designed to detect all devices with RGB lighting to synchronize and manage them from a single place. The most notorious cases are RGB Sync and signalRGBwhich are full of options and are not limited to peripherals.
This is where we run into one of the main questions regarding how deep the integration of native RGB controls could be in Windows 11. The images that have appeared in the last few hours show that the OS can detect accessories such as headphones, keyboards, mice or devices to streamers like the ElGato Stream Deck. However, there are still no signs of a hypothetical support for other types of components. We are talking, of course, about the lighting included in motherboards, sticks RAM memory, graphics cards or cooling systems.
Perhaps the native control of RGB lighting in Windows 11 is limited to the most basic aspects of it. That is, for accessories that connect via USB and Bluetooth. If so, it could be an option designed for those who are just starting out in the world of gaming or looking for a simple solution. Knowing that users hard core they may still prefer more specific and powerful applications like SignalRGB.
A striking fact is that, according to the records, Microsoft would be working on the option to manage lighting and atmosphere natively since 2018. However, until now we’ve never seen such features implemented in the final versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Will native RGB controls be Redmond’s next big addition to its latest OS? We will be attentive to the news.