At the Build conference, Microsoft unveiled a whole package of new features for Windows 11, including changes to the taskbar and Windows widgets. Unexpectedly for everyone, the company announced that it will add dynamic RGB backlight control of peripherals, which is usually controlled by special utilities that come with a computer or the peripheral itself.
“Backlit accessories are on the rise and can add excitement to your PC experience. – says in the blog of Microsoft Product Director Panos Panay (Panos Panay). — Today, many of these accessories rely on third-party apps and integrations, which are very fragmented. With Dynamic Lighting, Windows users can effortlessly adjust and customize their RGB lighting devices directly from Windows Settings. This month we will be adding a Dynamic Lighting preview to the Windows Insider build to allow developers and hardware partners to experiment with new integrations for RGB accessories and components.“.
Panay didn’t specify which channel the build will appear on – Windows Insider Release Preview and Beta are for innovations that will definitely appear in the operating system, while Dev and Canary make no guarantees. It’s also unclear if Windows will offer anything better than the RGB utilities already on the market: SignalRGB, OpenRGB, RGB Fusion, and others.