briefly: OpenRGB is a useful open source utility that can manage all RGB lighting under one roof. Let us understand it further.
Regardless of the keyboard, mouse, CPU fan, AIO and other connected peripherals or components, Linux does not have official software support for controlling RGB lighting.
Moreover, OpenRGB seems to be an all-in-one RGB lighting control utility for Linux.
OpenRGB: All-in-one RGB lighting control center
Yes, you may find other tools to adjust settings, such as Piper A gaming mouse is specially configured on Linux. However, if you have various components or peripherals, setting them all to your favorite RGB color will be a tedious task.
OpenRGB is an impressive utility, not only for Linux, but also for Windows and macOS.
The idea of putting all the RGB lighting settings under one roof is not just an idea, but also aims to get rid of all the bloatware applications that need to be installed to adjust the lighting settings.
Even if you are using a Windows-powered computer, you probably know that software tools such as Razer Synapse are resource intensive and are accompanied by the problems they bring. Therefore, OpenRGB is not limited to Linux users, but also for every user who wants to adjust RGB settings.
It supports a long list of devices, but you should not expect support for all devices.
Features of OpenRGB
It provides you with many useful functions while providing a simple user experience. Some features are:
- Lightweight user interface
- Cross-platform support
- Ability to use plug-ins to extend functions
- Set colors and effects
- Ability to save and load configuration files
- View device information
- Connect multiple OpenRGB instances to synchronize lighting on multiple PCs
In addition to all the above functions, you can also well control the lighting area, color mode, color, etc.
Install OpenRGB in Linux
You can find AppImage files and DEB software packages on its official website. For Arch Linux users, you can also find it in AUR.
If you need additional help, please refer to our AppImage guide and how to install the DEB file for setup.
The official website should also allow you to download software packages for other platforms.However, if you want to learn more about it or compile it yourself, please go to it GitLab page.
Even if I don’t have many RGB-enabled devices/components, I can successfully adjust the Logitech G502 mouse.
If you want to get rid of multiple applications and use a lightweight interface to manage all RGB lighting, I definitely recommend you to give it a try.
Have you tried it already? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!