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YamiFrankc
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Feb 19, 2016
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I have a couple of questions: Is it possible to use rgb leds both for the keys and for the 'underglow' that some people have?
And how do layer works? Are they like the Fn keys that some keyboards have meaning that you have to press the layer modifier and the key that you want, or is it more like a 'caps lock' thing that changes the layout until you change it back?
Im guessing that is up to you on how to program your keyboard, but im wondering how would you manage using most(or all) of the layers and having to use a key for each one instead of using these keys to do other things. Sorry, english is not my first language.
Feb 19, 2016
Iaeen
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Feb 19, 2016
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This board does not support RGB LEDs. You can only use single color LEDs.
There are three types of layer keys: "function" layer keys work like the Fn key you describe. "Lock" keys work more like caps lock. The third type is called "latch", this works like the shift key on smartphones. When you press it, it will switch to that layer until the next key press without the need to hold the latch key down. I have honestly never used a latch key.
How you program your keymaps is up to you(this is one of the biggest advantages of this board). I have Shift mapped to the thumb cluster and tab mapped to one of the keys on the inside edge of the left half. The keys that would normally be LShift, caps lock and tab are all mapped to function keys. One is used for navigation and put arrows, home, end and page up/down on the right half. Another turns the right half into a numpad. Another adds F1-F12 (which are not included on the base layer). I also have a few other layers that are not used for regular typing. These are mostly mapped to the thumb cluster keys that I can't comfortably use when my hands are on the home row.
Feb 19, 2016
YamiFrankc
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Feb 19, 2016
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Thanks for your answer.
Im getting more and more exited to get into this drop.
Feb 19, 2016
Glasscaps
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Feb 23, 2016
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If you like customisation it's probably a good idea to use white LEDs to start and then get the little colour change covers to customise, or use SIPs which let you swap out the LEDs
Feb 23, 2016
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