Prepare to light up your PC with a new release of the RGB lighting control application OpenRGB, bringing together different vendors into one place. Previously mentioned on GOL here, it has a brand new release.
It has a really great goal, because RGB lighting applications are often a complete mess across so many vendors and most don't support Linux directly at all. Since OpenRGB is free, open source and cross-platform anyone can jump in and add support for more.
Release 0.4 is out now adding in these new features:
- Graphical LED view allows you to see the current settings and select multiple LEDs to apply colors quickly
- Device detection happens in the background and a progress bar shows detection progress, allows you to cancel detection
- Keyboard and mouse LED names have been standardized, allowing better integration with Aurora (use dev branch)
- Windows shortcuts now function correctly, allowing arguments to be specified and allowing for an auto-start shortcut to be created
- New I2C tool for reading multi-byte SMBus registers (as ASRock uses)
Additionally there's new controllers for Corsair Hydro Series coolers (only Pro variants H100i Pro and H115i Pro for now), Tecknet M008 Mouse, HyperX Pulsefire Surge Mouse and improvements to the ASRock Polychrome controller. There's also now a controller enabled for the RGB Fusion 2 SMBus on certain motherboards, wider support for MSI GPUs, RGB Fusion 2 USB detection was fixed and they've added actual keymaps for many different keyboards.
Quite a big release then, great to see it continue to improve. This is the type of project I would love to see vendors throw their actual support behind, it could even save them time and improve things for everyone across Linux and Windows.
See more about OpenRGB on GitLab.