Setting the RGB lighting of mice, keyboards and other accessories natively, directly in the interface on Windows 11 – without having to go through several third-party software solutions? This is apparently what Microsoft is currently working on.
Windows 11 RGB lighting settings apparently in planning
In a current beta build with version number 25295, Microsoft is apparently working on a native Windows 11 RGB lighting setting. This is reported by Twitter user Albacore, who also shows two screenshots.
According to this, there seems to be a new tab for RGB lighting in the “Personalization” section of the system settings in the new beta. All connected devices that have a customizable illumination are neatly displayed here.
By clicking on the respective peripheral, you can then, directly in the interface of the operating system, for example, adjust the brightness, lighting effects, speed of the effects, colors and more.
Feature since 2018 in planning
Accordingly, it is apparently also possible to adjust the lighting so that it matches the specially selected Windows accent color. Already in 2018, Microsoft had hinted at such a feature and published the first specifications. However, the feature then disappeared again quite quickly. Whether the adaptation of RGB lighting directly in Windows 11 will actually find its way into a final release remains to be seen.
However, this could herald the end of third-party software, which doesn’t come off too well in most cases anyway. Content creator der8auer, also known as Roman Hartung, had chosen the worst RGB software 2022 at the end of the year 2022 – software solutions from almost all manufacturers failed completely.
The results are based on the votes from the community, which was able to vote for the worst RGB software in a survey for about two months. Almost 6,000 participants cast their votes. Complaints included lack of compatibility, bloatware, bugs and many other problems.