The Razer Peripherals configuration application for Linux multi-color releases a major stable version for the first time in three years

Multicolor It is an open source GUI tool for configuring RGB (currently only for Razer) peripherals on Linux. It released the first new stable version in 3 years. The latest version 0.7.0 comes with a fully improved user interface, including an effects editor, and improved support for the updated OpenRazer hardware.

Multi-color can be used to adjust Razer Peripherals on Linux, from setting DPI and polling rate to controlling lighting effects and so on. This is done using OpenRazer as the backend, it supports Razer BlackWidow (Chroma, Elite, Chroma v2, Essential, Lite, Stealth, etc.) keyboard, Razer DeathAdder (3500, Chroma, Elite, Essential), Mamba or Naga and other peripheral devices mouse , Headphones, laptop keyboards, etc. look here

List of compatible devices.

Prior to this version, Polychromatic only supported OpenRazer devices, which was a “hard” dependency. But this is no longer the case. Although Polychromatic still supports OpenRazer, you can now run this tool without OpenRazer installed, but the functionality is limited. The goal is to make multicolor suppliers agnostic, not just for Razer devices.To this end, the plan is to add support for new backends, such as Open RGB (Support many peripheral brands, including those that manufacture GPU, MB and RAM modules), general

(Supported by Philips Hue), there may be others.

Multicolor 0.7.0 comes with a fully improved user interface, and the main application is now based on PyQt5 instead of WebKitGTK. The developer mentioned that the look and feel may look similar, but this is no longer a hybrid web application, but a traditional desktop application.

Through this overhaul, there are many new and updated elements, including new tabs and sidebar interface, new preferences dialog box, etc.

There is also a new effects editor that can be used to create your own static and animated lighting effects for any device with individually addressable LEDs (pictures from the multi-color release notes):

Multicolor effect editor For some selected devices, Polychromatic provides built-in device graphics for the effects editor, such as Razer BlackWidow Chroma and Elite, Razer Mamba Elite and Championship Edition, Razer Blade Stealth, Blade and Brad Pro, and A few others


You might also like: OpenRGB: Open source RGB lighting control for keyboards, fans, mice, etc.

This version also improves device support. Multicolor 0.7.0 adds support for multi-zone hardware (including logo, scroll wheel and battery charging status), as well as support for battery status, sleep and low power consumption modes. Multicolor 0.7.0 comes with many other changes, such as an updated tray (you can now set it to use the GTK status icon (old version)), a new option to delay the launch of the application at system startup, and more.View full text Release notes

Get the complete list.

It is worth noting that Polychromatic daily builds/latest git builds are already available for various Linux distributions, such as PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint and AUR packages for Arch Linux / Manjaro. Therefore, if you are using these packages, this updated interface is nothing new to you, but it is still an important new stable version.

  • Want to remap your keyboard keys or mouse buttons? You can’t use multicolor for this yet. Instead, see:
  • Use the new Key Mapper GUI (support X11 and Wayland) to remap keyboard and mouse buttons on Linux

How to bind mouse buttons to keyboard keys or commands (Linux using X11)

Download Multicolor It’s important to note that to use it, you need not only Multicolor And it’s Razer sudo gpasswd -a $USER plugdev rear end. After installing OpenRazer and adding the username to the plugdev group, you may need to restart the system (


For other devices, you might like: Use Piper to configure Logitech, Steelseries, and other gaming mice on Linux


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