Should you’re a human being with an RGB-adorned PC peripheral, you then most likely have an incredible dislike for its companion app. Roccat Swarm, Corsair iCue, Razer Synapse… they’re all practical, however the issue is that they’re all annoying, every with their very own updates, their very own UIs, their very own quirks. It is worse in case you’re utilizing, say, a Corsair mouse with a Roccat keyboard, and wish to sync them up. Excellent news: it appears like Microsoft might quickly render these considerations redundant, because of a brand new Home windows 11 characteristic.

Throughout the identical Construct convention that introduced us information of Cortana’s imminent loss of life and the RAR file’s official assist, Microsoft introduced a brand new Dynamic Lighting menu, which can be couched inside the Personalization menu. The Dynamic Lighting performance will let customers “effortlessly arrange and customise their gadgets with RGB lights immediately from Home windows Settings,” in response to Microsoft

This characteristic has been rumored for years and screenshots leaked again in February. Based mostly on these screenshots, the Dynamic Lighting menu will, on the very least, allow you to regulate “lighting results”, the pace of these results, in addition to brightness and colours. You may additionally be capable to match your RGB to your Home windows accent colour robotically. In a screenshot obtained by Home windows Central, there is a menu for themes, in addition to a listing of RGB-equipped peripherals that may be toggled on and off.

It is unclear how granular these choices can be. I can think about that a few of the extra difficult lighting results and themes should still be the province of third-party apps. Nonetheless: in case you’re the sort of person who simply needs issues to match up and does not need bloatware at all times working, it might be a godsend.

Microsoft writes that the performance will roll out to Home windows Insiders this month, noting that the Insiders interval is designed to assist “builders and {hardware} companions alike” experiment with the instrument. Within the meantime, there are apps that function all-in-one RGB controllers, resembling Artemis, which you’ll attempt now in case you do not wish to wait.