Polychromatc 0.8 Released As GUI Frontend For Managing Razer Devices On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 4 December 2022 at 12:05 PM EST. 6 Comments
A new release of Polychromatic is now available, the open-source GUI front-end for managing Razer devices on Linux by way of the community-managed OpenRazer drivers.

Recently was the OpenRazer 3.5 release with support for new Razer peripherals and various other driver improvements. Out this Sunday is Polychromatic 0.8 in offering the latest GUI management front-end for dealing with Razer hardware backed by the reverse-engineered OpenRazer drivers.


Polychromatic 0.8 introduces a new DPI stage editor, which includes the ability to sync to the hardware DPI buttons on supported Razer mice. Polychromatic 0.8 also adds new scroll options for the Razer Basilisk V3, device maps for the Razer Cynosa V2 and Base Station V2 Chroma, and for more devices is the ability to control the sleep time and low power modes. Polychromatic 0.8 has also seen code refactoring, improved error handling, various controller improvements, and other updates.

Downloads and more details on the Polychromatic 0.8 changes via GitHub.
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