The days of having several programs installed on your computer for RGB devices may be coming to an end. The latest public beta of Windows 11 appears to include software that allows users to directly control RGB settings through the operating system itself.
First found by a Twitter user Albacore and reported by Edge, the settings interface includes options to control brightness, lighting effects, speed, and colors – there’s even an option to match RGB lighting to the Windows color palette. By allowing users to increase their own lighting through the operating system, there would no longer be a need to download programs from device manufacturers to change these settings.
Full-screen third-party widgets they will also be coming to Windows 11, as they were included in the operating system build from the Insider’s program in September 2022.
What does this mean for PC users?
While RGB lighting is visually appealing and can make typing much easier at night, having to download bloatware for each PC gaming device can be annoying.
And while Windows 11 may be divisive, these new settings would clear up so much wasted space. Hopefully, if this proves successful enough, Microsoft will consider expanding these options to include changing the HPI and polling rate on the best gaming mouse, macro programming for the best gaming keyboard, and other settings that are currently limited to the manufacturer’s programs.
Coupled with the third-party widgets feature still in development, it’s nice to see Microsoft testing popular features that would make Windows 11 better. We hope this will be an ongoing trend from the tech giant.