Personalization Enable or Disable Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off using Dynamic Lighting on RGB devices for your account in Windows 11.

Lighted accessories have been on the rise and can add energy and emotion to your PC experience. Today, many of these accessories rely on third-party apps and integrations that are highly fragmented. With Dynamic Lighting, Windows users will be able to effortlessly set up and customize their devices with RGB lights directly from Windows Settings. It has never been easier to help all your RGB accessories seamlessly work together for Windows apps.

If you have Dynamic Lighting-compatible devices (such as LED-lit keyboards, mice, case lighting, or other devices), you can control them both individually or as a group through Windows Settings.

When connected, compatible devices will show up as cards along the top of the page. Select these cards to change individual device settings. Below these cards you can find global Dynamic Lighting settings, where changes affect all connected devices.

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Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of Lighting Devices implementing the open HID LampArray standard. By adopting an open standard, and by working with our OEM and ODM partners, Microsoft seeks to improve the RGB device and software ecosystem for users by increasing interoperability of devices and apps. Included are APIs for Windows apps to control devices from the background and foreground, as well as a page in Windows Settings for users to customize how their devices behave.

When Dynamic Lighting is off, devices should function with their default non-Dynamic Lighting behavior. Dynamic Lighting includes a built-in set of basic effects.

Several device manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, HP, HyperX, Logitech, Razer, and Twinkly have partnered with Microsoft on Dynamic Lighting.

As of Windows 11 build 23475 (Dev) and build 22631.2050 (Beta), a list of current, in-market compatible devices is below. Review the Dynamic Lighting Hardware MS Learn page for a more current list of compatible in-market devices. The latest firmware should be used with these devices. We are aware of several issues with wireless device connections so please use a wired connection with a compatible device to a PC, if possible, for the time being. And check out the known issues below in this post for other issues that may impact this experience.

Starting with Windows 11 build 23486 (Dev), Microsoft added new Wave, Wheel, and Gradient effects for Dynamic Lighting.

Starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361, you can now instantly sync your Windows accent color with the devices around you with the “Match my Windows accent color” toggle under “Effects” for Dynamic Lighting via Settings > Personalization > Dynamic Lighting. Microsoft also added the ability to choose a custom color to light up your devices with.

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Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Dynamic Lighting on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Turn On (default) or Off Use Dynamic Lighting on my devices for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Dynamic_Lighting.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Lighting]
"AmbientLightingEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Dynamic Lighting on RGB Devices

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Dynamic_Lighting.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Lighting]
"AmbientLightingEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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You will need to install the drivers from developers and hardware partners ?
What if the mouse, keyboard, fans, ram are from different manufacturers?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
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    PC/Desktop
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    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
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    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
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    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
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    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
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Microsoft would be better off working with "developers and hardware partners" to make it possible to see the temperature and fan speed for laptops in the task manager. But backlighting is of course more important.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
iCue by Corsair Software I can control all my RGB devices by different manufacturers.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    CPU
    Intel S1700 Core i7 12700 12 Core CPU 2.1GHz
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    ASUS TUF GAMING B660-PLUS WIFI D4
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    32GB Corsair (2x16) DDR4 3200Mhz Vengeance
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    Corsair Dark Core Pro SE
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    286.1 Mbps
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    Google
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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    Corsair Lighting Node Pro
by working with our OEM and ODM partners,

Really now?
No, I mean really?!
We all know that OEMs WANT to install their bloatware crap(specially ASUS) on our systems, eating up resources, .
I'm sticking to OpenRGB :cool:
 

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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix O24G, 24576 MB GDDR6X
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    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
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I got OpenRGB to work on everything except my EVGA Z12 keyboard :(
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
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    Intel i7 11700K
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    Asus Prime Z590-A
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Does Win 11 Dynamic Lighting work on any RGB RAM sticks? Info says only some mice and keyboards, but wondered if any RAM also worked?
I have G.Skill Trident Z and refuse to install G.Skill bloatware.
I currently use OpenRGB which does everything except my RAM, in fact it is known to permanently break RGB lighting on some RAM, including G.Skill.
Appreciate any response.
 

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    EK AIO Elite 360mm Elite
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    SteelSeries TK7 Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech G502X
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Hello

Does it work with the latest CU 22621.2283 (not 22631) ?
I haven't installed the CU yet

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel 10980XE
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage VI Extreme Encore
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    G.Skill TridentZ Royale
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    EVGA RTX 2080Ti Hydro Copper
    Sound Card
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    Dell 27"
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    Intel Optane 905P
    Samsung 980 Pro
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime TX 1000W
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    Lian Li A77F
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    Logitech MX keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
Hello

Does it work with the latest CU 22621.2283 (not 22631) ?
I haven't installed the CU yet

Thanks
Hello, :alien:

Sorry, but no. It's only available in the 22631 build instead.

Build 22631.2262 = New features rolling out.
Build 22621.2262 = New features off by default.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
OK thanks,
I believed it is possible to activate certain functions with Vivetool and the 22621.xxxx
So it doesn't work for that
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel 10980XE
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage VI Extreme Encore
    Memory
    G.Skill TridentZ Royale
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2080Ti Hydro Copper
    Sound Card
    Asus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27"
    Hard Drives
    Intel Optane 905P
    Samsung 980 Pro
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime TX 1000W
    Case
    Lian Li A77F
    Cooling
    Watercooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
OK thanks,
I believed it is possible to activate certain functions with Vivetool and the 22621.xxxx
So it doesn't work for that
I haven't tested enabling this feature with vivetool, but it should work.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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