Microsoft has plenty of features in the pipeline for Windows 11, with as many as three Moment updates for this year. One tool that is currently in development is universal controls for devices that have RGB. With this feature, Microsoft is aiming to streamline its control customizations for external devices with RGB lighting.
In the current situation, Windows 11 users must rely on third-party solutions to handle RGB configurations. The new feature will offer RGB controls for peripherals from accessory brands such as Logitech and Razer.
Microsoft calls this feature “Windows Lighting” and says it will provide the same controls as the native devices but on the Windows 11 platform. It is worth noting, peripheral OEMs will need to provide support for this feature before it will be usable for customers. Microsoft is obviously hoping those hardware partners will get behind the feature.
New settings for device lighting make an appearance in build 25295. Is this the beginning of the end for low quality RGB gamer gear apps? 🎮 The spec for this is from 2018 and references to the feature have been around for years. Not cancelled after all 🥳https://t.co/oG4JbKsoeB pic.twitter.com/bMtxCH8REo
— λlbacore 🥝 (@thebookisclosed) February 10, 2023
You need to be running Windows 11 preview build 25295 on the Dev Channel to access the RGB feature. In terms of availability, the feature is very unlikely to be a part of the Windows 11 Moment 2 update that will arrive in March.
However, it will probably be available for the Moment 3 or Moment 4 update later in the year. Moment 2 is expected in March, while we reported this week that Moment 3 is in development and ready to ship in May. It also seems that Moment 4 will drop this year and likely be Windows 11 23H2.
What is important about Windows 11 Moment 4 is that is could be Sun Valley 3 (SV3), or Windows 11 23H2. This will be the net major update and will be known as Windows 11 2023 Update.
Tip of the day: When using your Windows 10 laptop or convertible with a mobile hotspot you might want to limit the Internet bandwidth your PC uses. In our tutorial we are showing you how to set up a metered connection in Windows 11 or Windows 10 and how to turn it off again, if needed.