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Guide: How To Change Alienware Keyboard Color?

Learn how to change your keyboard color and enable backlighting.

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With their vast lineup of Alienware gaming keyboards, you’ll find many with the option to change their lighting color. But as it can get confusing, it is important for you to learn about methods that can help you change your Alienware keyboard color. If you want to know the overall global method of changing colors on a keyboard, read our guide on that as well.

Key Takeaways  

  • Alienware keyboards that support RGB allow you to change the colors.
  • The primary way to change the lighting color on an Alienware keyboard is by using the Alienware Command Center. 
  • You can enable Backlighting on your Alienware keyboard using the Fn + F1 shortcut.

How To Enable RGB On Alienware Keyboard?

RGB Keyboard With Custom Theme
RGB Keyboard (Image By Tech4Gamers)

To enable RGB on Alienware Keyboard, you can follow these steps below: 

  1. Open the Alienware Command Center on your computer. 
  2. Go to the FX Tab > Lighting Tab > click All Zones.
  3. Choose from the effects drop-down menu. 
  4. Now, click Save Theme and restart your PC. 

Once done, follow the methods mentioned below. 

How To Change The Color Using Alienware Command Center 

Alienware Command Center is the leading software that allows you to customize the lighting theme on your keyboard. To do so, you first need to install it on your PC. The software will install automatically after you plug in your Alienware keyboard. 

Follow these steps to download the additional software components: 

  1. Navigate to Settings > Windows Update > Check For Updates.
  2. If the driver update is not working on your computer, you can install AWCC from the Dell Support website.

Now that you have the Alienware Command Center installed on your PC, you must enable AlienFX. 

Enabling AlienFX

AlienFX allows you to assign different color themes to games on your PC. So, the keyboard automatically changes the RGB lighting whenever you open another match, depending on your hook.  

It also allows you to choose many customization options, such as changing color, lighting modes, tempo, etc. 

To enable AlienFX, you can proceed by following these steps: 

  1.  Right-click on the AlienFX icon present in the Windows notification area. 
  2.  Choose ‘Enable Alienware AlienFX.’  
  3.  Restart your computer. 


To change colors and themes on your keyboard using Alienware Command Center, follow these steps:

  1. Search for Alienware Command Center in the Start Menu. 
  2. Go to the FX tab >  Themes section > click on Create A New Theme. 
  3. Now, you can change and edit the colors, lighting modes, speed, etc.  
  4. Click on Apply and save the theme.  
Tip: If you want to change the color, you can edit the theme into the color you want or create a new theme from scratch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What lighting modes are available in Alienware keyboards?

Alienware lets you choose many default lighting themes for your gaming keyboard. You can also download and install a theme for your Alienware keyboard on different community forums.

How to change Alienware keyboard lighting?

You can change Alienware lighting using the Alienware Command Center.

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