Microsoft is working to add a very relevant feature to Windows 11 setup: the ability to natively manage the RGB backlighting of your various peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc.) without going through any third-party software.
Razer Chroma, Corsair iCue, MSI Mystic Light, Logitech G Hub… RGB backlight control software could soon be relegated to the background thanks to Microsoft. According to Windows Central, Windows 11 is about to receive a new feature that will allow you to natively manage the RGB effects of different peripherals, directly from the native system settings and therefore without the need to use any third-party software. (except maybe for some advanced settings).
According to the specialized site, this novelty nicknamed “window lightingit should be ready for full-scale deployment in 2023, with no further details at this stage. However, to ensure the success of this feature, manufacturers of RGB peripherals will have to choose to support it, which is not necessarily possible.
Universal RGB setting is expected in Windows settings
As specified by Windows Central, which was able to test such a feature, RGB backlight control from Windows Settings is done from the “Personalization“under a new category”Turning on“. The preview obliges, the options offered remain quite basic for the moment. It is simply possible to adjust the color, light intensity and scroll speed for the chosen effect.
Source: Windows Central
Source: Windows Central
Microsoft would also consider adding certain additional features, such as switching to a different color scheme to notify the user of a notification. Similar functions in relation to Teams, or the activation / deactivation of the microphone, would also be under study. However, it is not known if Microsoft will ultimately choose to implement these few ideas, which are currently being tested.
However, these RGB control features are tied to the future Windows 11 Moment 3 update, which is expected in the spring or summer. To try them, the previous installation of Windows 11 Build 25295 is required, through the developer channel. Then it is necessary to activate these functionalities (for the moment hidden), using the Vivetool tool.
Once installed, this is the procedure to follow:
- Open Windows Terminal
- Now CTRL + Shift + 2 keys to switch to command prompt.
- Navigate to the directory where you downloaded Vivetool (for example, cd c:\vivetool)
- Type “vivetool /enable /id:41355275” and press the Enter key.
- Type “vivetool /enable /id:35262205” and press Enter.
- Restart your PC.
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