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How to set up an RGB keyboard on a Chromebook

Together with its partners, Google recently released a new wave of Chromebooks dedicated to cloud gaming. Joining the already great Chromebooks and great ChromeOS tablets you can buy, these new Chromebooks have cool features like RGB keyboards.

So, if you are wondering how you can control and customize the appearance of the integrated RGB keyboard on your Chromebook, worry not. All it takes is a few simple clicks. And unlike Windows laptops, you don’t need dedicated software to do this. Everything is integrated into the ChromeOS Settings app.

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How to set up an RGB keyboard on a Chromebook

Right now, there are four Chromebooks that pack an RGB keyboard built-in. There’s the Acer Chromebook 516 GE, Asus Chromebook Vibe CX5 Flip, Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Chromebook, and HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook. If you own one of these devices, you can configure the RGB keyboard directly from the ChromeOS Settings app. Here’s how.

  1. Click on the date and time on the right side of your screen.
  2. He chooses settings.
  3. Click personalization
  4. Click Set your own background and style
  5. You will see a file Keyboard backlight option.
  6. Click on the color you want to change the keyboard to.

That’s all there is to setting up the RGB keyboard on your Chromebook. ChromeOS is smart enough to adapt the keyboard backlight color based on the current background. It will choose its own color unless you manually choose a color from the list. For faster access to this menu, you can also press substitute button on the keyboard with the brightness up and brightness down keys. You will see a pop-up telling you that you can go to the settings page to change the backlight.

These are the steps for changing the lighting on the built-in keyboard on Chromebooks with RGB keyboards. However, Google is working with accessory makers to release Progressive Web Apps for specific apps that can be used to tweak the RGB lighting on some accessories. The first of these applications is from A hack with the iCUE app, which is available on both the Google Play Store and on the web. Other manufacturers may soon follow suit, so if you’re wondering if you can customize RGB on your third-party gaming accessory, reach out to the company that makes it for help with ChromeOS compatibility.



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