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How To Change The Color Of Your Keyboard? [All Devices]

This article covers all the efficient ways to change the color of your keyboard for different devices according to your usage.

Are you an avid player seeking ways to improve your gaming experience and heighten the excitement? Altering the keyboard’s color is a fascinating option for any gamer. However, for some users, changing the color settings on a keyboard might be challenging because the commands vary depending on the keyboard type.

If you’re looking for individual guides, check out our guides on changing the CyberpowerPC keyboard color, Sades keyboard color, and SteelSeries keyboard color

Key Takeaways

  • Different operating systems and devices have different methods for changing a keyboard’s color.
  • For PCs with Windows 10, 11, and macOS, the keyboard colors can be changed easily using the built-in configurations.
  • You must get into the BIOS or download keyboard customization software for laptops like DELL or MSI.

On Windows 10

Changing keyboard colors in Windows 10 is pretty simple; you must go to settings and choose your preferred options.

Follow these steps to change your keyboard lightning on Windows 10:

  1. Click on Settings > type “Set Keyboard Theme” into the search box > press the search button.
  2. You will now have several color options.
  3. Select a color of your choosing.

On Windows 11

Windows 11 has comparable procedures to Windows 10 for changing the keyboard colors.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Head to the taskbar’s Search icon > type “Keyboard Theme.”
  2. You will see a variety of options.
  3. Specify your preferred color.

On MacBook

Changing a keyboard’s color on a Mac isn’t difficult either. You have to go to the Apple menu and tweak some settings.

Follow these steps to do it:

  1. Navigate to the Apple Menu > “System Preferences” > “Keyboard.”
    Customizing Keyboard Lightning In macOS
    System Preferences (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2.  The option to “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light” will be visible.
    all the options related to setting the keyboard light
    Adjust Keyboard Lightning (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3.  Choose this option to change the lighting of your keyboard.

On A Dell Laptop

Dell laptop requires you to jump into BIOS settings to change its keyboard’s color.

Here are the steps you must take:

  1. As your laptop is starting to boot, press F12 twice.
  2. This will bring up a screen with different menu options.
  3. Choose “BIOS” setup > click “System Configuration” > select “RGB Keyboard Backlight.”
    Changing The Keyboard Lightning From The BIOS Setup
    BIOS Setup (Image By Tech4Games)
  4. The option to turn the colors on or off on the Dell laptop keyboard will be available on the right window pane.
WARNING: Don’t change any other settings in the BIOS setup which you are unaware of as it can negatively impact the system.

On An MSI Laptop

You must download the SteelSeries Engine software on an MSI laptop to change the keyboard’s color.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Install and launch the SteelSeries Engine.
    Tip: The most recent version of the free SteelSeries Engine software must be installed to control the lights on the MSI keyboard.
  2. Go to the Engine tab > GEAR option > tap the MSI Per-Key RGB keyboard > select a configuration.
  3. To customize the color of your keyboard, tap “New Button.”
  4. Give this new configuration a name, and you can modify it.

Shortcut Method

How about a unique but less complicated strategy? This method only requires pressing two keys to change the keyboard light’s color. On the keyboard of your laptop, you must find the Keyboard button; it’s usually the F5 button. Next, press “Fn” and “F5” simultaneously to continue. As you press the keys, the color of the keyboard light will change. You can use the same method to revert.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I disable RGB lightning on my keyboard?

Different systems have different options for that, but the option to turn off RGB lightning can most probably be found where the option to change RGB lightning lies.

What do I do if my keyboard RGB doesn’t turn on?

Check if the keyboard is connected properly, or try plugging the keyboard into a different socket.

Does turning on RGB lightning on the keyboard add extra load to the PC?

Your computer will not be under extra load if you enable RGB on your keyboard because the power requirement for RGB lights on keyboards is very low.


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