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How To Change Color On SteelSeries Keyboard?

Learn how to tweak the RGB settings of your SteelSeries keyboard via SteelSeries Engine Software. Apply different layers and effects to make your keyboard look cool.

Learning about how to change SteelSeries keyboard color is pretty important, as it can help you customize the overall look of your setup. There are even different lighting modes to choose from, which makes things more exciting.

Key Takeaways

  • You can change the SteelSeries keyboard color by installing the SteelSeries Keyboard Engine Software.
  • The software allows users to set the color of their keyboard according to their liking.
  • The users of the SteelSeries keyboard have multiple options to customize their keyboard RGB settings, such as adjustment of brightness and saving presets of the active, reactive, and idle layers.

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How To Change The Color Of Your SteelSeries Keyboard?

SteelSeries Keyboard color change
SteelSeries Keyboard color change. Image credits: (

To begin with the keyboard color customization, you must install software that lets you tweak and change the color of your SteelSeries keyboard according to your liking. I will break down the whole customization process into simple steps so you can easily do it.

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Here’s how you can change the color of your SteelSeries keyboard:

  1. First, you must install and launch the SteelSeries Keyboard Engine Software on your PC.
  2. After you are done with launching the software, open it.
  3. If it is connected to the PC, you’ll notice your keyboard is already in the app.
  4. Click on the tab with your keyboard’s name on it.
    Steelseries engine software
    SteelSeries engine software. Image credits: (Tech4Gamers)
  5. Click on the tab at the top that gives you the option to access the illumination settings of your keyboard. (‘Prism’ for newer models)
    Steelseries engine illumination
    SteelSeries engine illumination. Image credits: (Tech4Gamers)
  6. Once you are in, you’ll see multiple options that will allow you to customize the colors of your keyboard according to your liking.
  7. Pick whichever color you like from the color palette to change the color of your SteelSeries keyboard.
    SteelSeries keyboard color change palette.
    SteelSeries keyboard color palette. Image credits: (Tech4Gamers)

Also Read: How To Change MageGee Keyboard Color?

 Important: In case you are unable to change the color, try reconnecting the controller to your system. 

What Other Color Changing Options Does Your SteelSeries Keyboard Offer?

The SteelSeries Engine Software isn’t only limited to picking one color for your keyboard and customizing its color like that. Several other options are available for SteelSeries keyboard users that they can choose to make their color customizations look even cooler. 

Firstly, the software allows you to adjust the brightness levels of the keyboard according to your liking. If the RGB light is too bright for you, you can lower its brightness level as you see fit and match your vibe.

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Moreover, the software allows you to make presets of layers of three types: Active, reactive, and idle. These layers vary with the way you are using the keyboard. The preset of the active layer is the setting of the color of your keyboard that is applied when the keyboard is in use.

The Active layer has a ton of customization options. It even lets you control how the light moves through the keyboard, which is impressive.

Next, you have the option to save presets of the reactive layer. This layer allows you to save settings of the color that illuminates when you press a key on the keyboard. Various colors can be chosen for every single key that is present on the keyboard. Moreover, you can also set the effect the key gives off when it is pressed. 

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Lastly, you can save presets of how the keyboard will light up when you are not actively using it. This is the idle layer of the SteelSeries keyboard. You can set a certain time limit. Once the set time limit passes, the keyboard will light up according to the selected preset of the idle layer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SteelSeries Engine Software?

The software lets you control and monitor your SteelSeries peripherals. You can also use this software to customize the RGB settings of included peripherals. In this case, the SteelSeries keyboard.

Can I change the color of my SteelSeries keyboard without installing the SteelSeries Engine?

Unfortunately, it is not possible for you to do color customization of your keyboard without installing the SteelSeries Engine. It is a must to install the software to get access to the personalization settings.

The light of the SteelSeries keyboard is too bright; what should I do?

Fortunately, the SteelSeries Engine allows users to adjust the brightness to their liking. If the lights are too bright for you, you can lower the brightness to suit your comfort.

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