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Devashish Tiwari
Devashish Tiwari

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Fix OpenRGB Post-Sleep Glitches: Automated Profile Reload

Hey tech enthusiasts!

Are you tired of waking up your PC only to find your meticulously crafted RGB profile vanished into thin air? If so, you're not alone. Many OpenRGB users have encountered this pesky issue, but fret not! I've got a nifty solution that will save you from the hassle of manually reloading your profile every time your system wakes from sleep.

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The Problem: Lost Profiles Post-Sleep

OpenRGB, while a fantastic tool for controlling RGB lighting, occasionally drops the ball when it comes to reloading profiles after your PC wakes from sleep. This can leave your setup looking lackluster, robbing you of that vibrant RGB experience you love.

The Solution: Automation to the Rescue

Enter automation, our trusty ally in the battle against tech frustrations! By creating a simple batch script and leveraging the power of Windows Task Scheduler, we can ensure that OpenRGB reloads your profile automatically upon waking from sleep, saving you precious time and effort.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Craft the Batch Script:Copy the following script into a text editor and save it with a .bat extension. Don't forget to customize the paths to match your OpenRGB executable and profile file.
@echo off
REM Script to reload OpenRGB profile upon waking from sleep

REM Path to your OpenRGB executable
set "openRGBPath=C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\OpenRGB Windows 64-bit\OpenRGB.exe"

REM Path to your profile file
set "profilePath=C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\OpenRGB\RGB.orp"

REM Check if OpenRGB is running
tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq OpenRGB.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "OpenRGB.exe">NUL
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" (
    REM OpenRGB is running, reload profile
    echo Reloading OpenRGB profile...
    start "" "%openRGBPath%" --profile "%profilePath%"
    echo Profile reloaded.
) else (
    REM OpenRGB is not running
    echo OpenRGB is not running.
    REM You can choose to start OpenRGB here if desired

REM Close the command prompt window

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  1. Set up Task Scheduler: Navigate to Task Scheduler from the Start menu and create a new task. Set the trigger to "On workstation unlock" under the "Triggers" tab.

  2. Specify Action: In the "Actions" tab, select "Start a program" and point it to your batch script.

  3. Test and Enjoy:Save your task and give it a whirl by putting your system to sleep and then waking it up. Marvel at the magic as your OpenRGB profile seamlessly reloads, restoring your RGB masterpiece to its former glory.


With this ingenious automation in place, you can bid farewell to the frustration of lost profiles post-sleep. Embrace the convenience and enjoy a flawless RGB experience, hassle-free!

Got questions or additional tips for automating system tasks? Drop them in the comments below and let's keep the conversation going.

Happy automating! 🌈✨

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