Microsoft in Windows 11 build 25370 and its subsequent versions added a new option to activate a preview of the recently introduced personalization settings page that grants users control over all the RGB lighting on their computer, without having to download separate programs for each RGB interface they have installed.
The development team plans to integrate built-in capabilities for controlling all of the RGB light accessories on Windows 11, which are commonly seen on gaming machines, in future versions to the operating system. These settings will allow users to setup RGB-lit peripherals like as light strips, PC case illumination, and RGB light bulbs without the need for third-party software.
To try out this new feature, you can utilize a tool named “ViveTool” available on GitHub.
Enable RGB using ViveTool
Follow these steps to enable the new RGB settings in Vivetool:
- Visit the ViveTool GitHub website on your web browser.
- Download the ViveTool-vx.x.x.zip file, which is the tool that will enable the Lighting settings. The “x.x.x” in the filename represents the version number, so make sure to download the latest version available.
- Once the file is downloaded, locate it in your Downloads folder and double-click on it to open it using File Explorer.
- In the zip folder, you’ll find the ViveTool files. Click on the “Extract all” button to extract the files to a location of your choice.
- After extracting the files, remember to copy the file path to the folder where you extracted them.
- Open the Start menu and search for “Command Prompt.” Right-click on the top result and select the “Run as administrator” option. This will open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder (replace “c:\folder\path” with the actual path to the extracted ViveTool folder) and press Enter:
- Next, type the following command to turn on the RGB lighting settings and press Enter:
vivetool /enable /id:35262205
- After executing the command, restart your computer to apply the changes.
- Once your computer has restarted, open the Settings app by clicking on the Start button and selecting the gear-shaped icon.
- In the Settings app, navigate to the “Personalization” section and locate the new “Lighting” page. Here, you can access various RGB settings such as brightness, effects, color, and more.
- If you ever want to disable the RGB Lighting settings, you can follow the same instructions as step 8, but use the following command instead:
vivetool /disable /id:35262205
- After running this command and restarting your computer, the RGB Lighting settings will be disabled.
I hope this helped you enabling the RGB Lighting settings on Windows 11 using ViveTool.