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Anyone who is having problems flashing and is getting the "did you remember to press the reset button?" message: it's simply a matter of holding the button down for a very long time. It takes about a full minute of holding the reset button before the chip restarts. Just keep holding even after the error message comes up, and eventually it will flash! Good luck and have fun!
Still no luck, you do mean to push it after the Did you you gforget ... button? prompt correct?
I start holding it before the "did you forget..." prompt, and continue holding it for a bit after. If it still doesn't work, you may need to install some drivers. Go into the "tkg-toolkit-master\windows\tool" folder, and run zadig_2.1.2.exe. Once it comes up, hold down the reset button until the chip restarts. This could take up to a minute, and you'll know it happens, because the leds suddenly dim. At this point "ATm32U4DFU" will suddenly appear in the drop down box. When that happens, click "install WCID driver" and it will install the USB driver for the atmel chip. After that, restart your computer just to be safe, then attempt to flash the firmware. (drag drop the .hex file onto reflash.bat, hit 'y'es, then immediately hold down the reset button until you see the firmware install script running, which could take up to 60 seconds)
Dragging the new hex file to the reflash.bat does not do anything for me. Any other ideas
thanks for the help
I managed to drag and drop the file correctly now, yet the firmware does not take action. do you have a screenshot of what should correctly happen. thanks again
This worked for me. Opened zadig, held down the reset button for what felt like a very long time (I was starting to doubt) and then it recognized the board and I clicked "Install driver".
I restarted my computer and the board did not work initially (don't panic) but I made it to dropping the hex file onto reflash.bat and it loaded the firmware right after I entered [y]es, so my guess why the board wasn't working is because it was still in bootloader mode.
Main takeaway is that you really do have to press and hold and hold and hold the reset button.
Edit: This is what a successful flash looks like
That worked for me thank you so much. For anyone else when opening zadig hold and release the reset button until you see one device found. Proceed to restart your PC after installing the drivers. Now the scary part, when I dropped the new HEX file in the reflash.bat I still got the error "did you remember to press the reset button?" DONT WORRY! just push the reset button down once again and the firmware will update. Hope this helps for others.
Hey does anyone know how the layer navigation works with this? I get that the function key goes 'down' one layer, but how do you get 3 or more layers deep? I was planning on putting Colemak on layer 3 until I feel comfortable to have it as layer 0, but I don't yet understand the layer navigation. Btw, what does the "No" button do?
Edit- I see now that the Fn dropdown menu offers a bunch of navigation functions. I'll see if I can get them to work and post any tricks I can figure out.
I haven't figured out the "No" button yet, but it seems to me like the pressing a layer function key "adds" the layer on top of your current layer, erasing only keys that have been assigned. To get to additional layers, you can press the first fn key (mine is mapped to caps lock option 3 "open layer", and goes to layer 1). Then map an additional key on that layer to go to the next layer. Make sure you have a key set to "clear layers" on every layer other than 0, or you can get stuck! I like to use escape for this purpose.
For your colemak example, you can map caps lock to the "open layer" option, and go to layer 1. Then on the layer 1 page, map escape to "clear layers", and map capslock to "open layer", and set it to go to layer 2. This would be your colemak layer, and would also need a clear layers key. To get to it, you would simply tap capslock twice. To go back, hit escape once from either layer.
Another useful function is the sixth one down, with the comma. This will switch to a layer only as long as the button is held down. For example: I have capslock set to open layer 1. This contains a variety of vim-style key bindings like d being mapped to delete. I then have shift on layer 1 set to move to layer 2, only when it's held down. So if I'm in "vim mode", I can hit shift so that D will now delete the whole line instead of just a character.
Has anyone figured out how to get the "start" key into macros yet? I'd like to have a key to open notepad, but I need Start+R in the macro, and the interface won't snag that key for some reason. It also won't let you type out a macro and copy-paste it in, so I can't make an alt-F4 macro either.
Thank you again, Nick! With all that info I'm rollin'. I use Capslock for backspace, but I get your point. I'll just use the backspace key instead. I have waited so long for a truly programmable keyboard. This is so awesome. I am just getting into Vim! I'll work on the macro issue as soon as I can and share anything I learn.
Good luck! You can't really get many of the vim commands to work, but the macros can actually get you pretty far. Hopefully someone will figure out what the 'No' key does.