How To Change Keyboard Color on ASUS ROG Laptops

Does your love for gaming supersedes your love for everything else? Are you a gaming fanatic? If yes, gaming laptops by ASUS dubbed under the moniker ROG (Republic of Gamers) laptops are the best choice for you.

If you are new to ROG laptops and haven’t yet checked them, head over to the official ROG laptops page and feast your eyes a little with ASUS latest collection. But, if you are a proud owner of a ROG Laptop, you must check out this HOW-TO guide right away.

In this tutorial, we take you through a series of steps to help you change the ASUS Keyboard backlit color.  The overall process is quick and simple with easy-to-understand steps.

So, without further ado, let’s begin:

Pre-requisites

Ensure that your laptop comes preinstalled with ASUS ROG Core software/application.

How to Check for ASUS ROG Core Installation?

  • Click on the ASUS button on your keyboard to activate the Gaming Center on your laptop or you can also Search for ‘ASUS ROG CORE’ software in the Search Menu.
  • If you have the app installed on your laptop, it will pop open its window. However, if in case you do not find ROG Core installed on your laptop, head over to the official ASUS ROG website to download the software.

List of Supported ASUS ROG Laptops

Model NameG703GIGL503GE, GL703GE, GL703GS,
GL703GM, GL504GS, GL504GM,
GM501GS, GM501GM, GU501GM
GX501GI
KeyBoard TypePer key4-Zone7-Zone
Effects1. STATIC
2. BREATHING
3. STROBING
4. COLOR CYCLE
5. RAINBOW
6. COMET
6-1. Comet
6-2. Flash and dash
7. MUSIC
8. SMART
9. STAR
9-1. Star
9-2. Rain
10. TRIGGER
10-1. Reactive
10-2. Laser
10-3. Ripple
1. STATIC
2. BREATHING
3. STROBING
4. COLOR CYCLE
5. RAINBOW
6. MUSIC
7. SMART
1. STATIC
2. BREATHING
3. STROBING
4. COLOR CYCLE
5. MUSIC
6. SMART

How to Change Keyboard Backlit Color?

how to change keyboard color on asus rog laptops

  • Once you are sure that ASUS Core app is properly installed on your system, fire it open and take a peek at the main screen of the application.
  • On closer observation, you would find the “Zone Mode” option on the right side of the application screen. Click that ‘Zone Mode’ option and the drop-down will offer you 2 additional options to pick your choice of customization:
    1. All Keyboard Mode
    2. Multi-Zone Mode

Let’s discuss each of these two modes separately to understand how similar, yet different they are from each other.

  • All Keyboard Mode

The ‘All Keyboard Mode’ as the name suggests offers color customization options for the entire keyboard. It offers 3 types of effects in particular (listed below) each with their own set of color options, and the ability to manage the tempo of the back-light:

    • Static: the color won’t move and will be displayed on the entire keyboard
    • Breath: It gives you the flexibility to not only combine two different colors on the keyboard at a time but also set the ‘tempo’ of the lights interchanging in 3 different modes:
      1. Slow
      2. Medium
      3. Fast
    • Color Cycle: It interchanges the backlit color to all other color options available in the application.

Once you have customized all the Color settings according to your requirements, don’t forget to hit the ‘Apply’ button to SAVE the changes, else the keyboard colors will revert to their DEFAULT settings.

  • Multi-Zone Mode

As the name goes, ‘Multi-Zone Mode’ comes with 4 zones each offering multiple color customization options. Additionally, you also get the option to manage the ‘Tempo’ of the interchanging lights in either of the two categories:

    • Static
    • Breath

One major advantage of having different zones is that you get multiple avenues of color options to pick from. Depending on the color you set for each of the zones, accordingly, the keyboard backlit color changes.

Again, don’t forget to hit the “APPLY” button to SAVE your changes, else the keyboard colors will reset to their DEFAULT settings.

How to Change the Backlit Color Brightness?

Once you have changed the backlit color of your keyboard, you must remember changing the color brightness as per the need. The steps are simple and are listed below:

  • Observe the “Brightness” option just above the “Zone Mode” option at the top-right corner of your ASUS ROG Core Application.
  • Hold down the Left mouse key and drag the slider Left/Right to adjust the Brightness of your keyboard lights
  • Once the brightness is set according to your needs, release the Left mouse key and hit the “APPLY” button to SAVE your changes and close the application.

Read: Top 10 Best ASUS ROG Gaming Laptops

The Bottom Line

That was all folks. If you followed all the steps carefully and in sequence, you must be having a whole new combination of backlit colors glowing on your ASUS keyboard. Enjoy your game and keep trying multiple color combinations time-and-again.

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