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Who wishes there was just one more stinkin key, or a hardware layer switcher.
I really wanted a numpad layer, but it's not possible to switch between layers while still retaining the full numpad.
What I would like would be like the hardware layer switch, or the ability to have the combination of certain keys enable a layer switch.
I think the most intuitive situation is to have layer zero as the "home layer" where each key represents a switch to a specific layer, and then each specific layer has a key dedicated to returning to the home layer.
Another idea I had would be to have one layer with a dedicated switch back to the mothership layer, and then each subsequent layer had a hold to switch key that went to that layer. So you are on say layer 2, sacrifice one key to switch back to layer 1 on hold, and on that layer you have the key you sacrificed as well as the dedicated switch back to home layer, ie layer 0. But this seems too complex to me so for now I'm going to stick with my first situation and see if I can work out a system later. Sucks not having a return key on my numpad layer though.
Yeah a key combo switcher would be nice.. Kinda of like how the poker switches layers.
Like say FN function for the larger 1x2 key & layers 1-9 for the smaller 1x1 keys.
This was the very first thing I wound up doing....and it makes me want to kill myself just thinking about how I'm going to try and do this at work come Monday.
Layer 8 is my "Layer Switcher Layer". Big button on every other layer takes you to Layer 8 via [MO(8)]. Except the "Number pad Layer". That one takes you to layer 9, which only has 2 keys programmed;  and [SW(8)]. So when you hold the big button while on the "Number pad Layer" [MO(9)], you are either doing it to: press , or to switch out of your "Number pad Layer" to get to your "Layer Switcher Layer".
Rama, you evil bastard.
Lol. You posted this reply while I was over here over-explaining everything myself.
That is a very creative solution... hurts to think about it , you should share the config file :)
But unfortunately even if you did saved profiles aren't loading at the moment via the configurator :(
I tried it, worked for a bit and then it wouldn't give me any input at all after trying to use it in CS:GO. Tried to flash it and reload the profile, that didn't work either. So had to start from scratch again lol.
Let's give it a shot...
LAYER 8 ("Layer Switcher Layer")
[SW(6)] | [SW(7)] | [SW(9)]
[SW(3)] | [SW(4)] | [SW(5)]
[SW(0)] | [SW(1)] | [SW(2)]
|__________ [ None ]
LAYER 0 ("Number pad Layer")
[NP 7] | [NP 8] | [NP 9]
[NP 4] | [NP 5] | [NP 6]
[NP 1] | [NP 2] | [NP 3]
|__________[ MO(9) ]
LAYER 9 (Extension for 0 and SW(8) )
[ ] | [ ] | [ ]
[ ] | [ ] | [ ]
[NP 0] | [ ] | [SW(8)]
|__________[ None ]
For layers 1-7
[ ] | [ ] | [ ]
[ ] | [ ] | [ ]
[ ] | [ ] | [ ]
Number pad layer can be anywhere 0-7 and whatever else you want within those layers.
Any easier to understand this way?
Thanks the visual reference will assist
I completely understood it.... just going about it is the headache, especially since you cannot save progress currently .
On my first cup of coffee, lets see how many cups this takes.....
....took an adderall today.
Been driving myself nuts thinking about how to program this thing. Currently using beer to fight off the aneurysm.
After trying to switch layers, yeah?
I had that problem, but it seemed as though it was just lagging. Like it can't switch layers quickly or something. It took 20 sec or so and then it would work again....but by this time I've already mashed all the buttons so much that I have no idea what layer I'm actually supposed to be on. Just that I somehow made it back to a layer with input again.
Here it is in the flesh, unfortunately I have no numlock so using numrow
Switching layer doesn't seem to function though.... hmm
That is strange, but yeah, it's not like it's really a hindrance or anything.
Thanks for posting the screenshots! Hopefully it helps some other people as well. How is the layer switching working on your pad? Is it bugging out for you? Or taking time to switch between layers?
The MO (9) + 0 worked, however MO (9) + SW(8) did not function (or I didn't wait long enough?)
But for the night I have lost patients with it lol
Also for some reason for me, assigning a key to control made it freeze up and it doesn't do any input after pressing it.
Hmm. I thought about doing that one myself, but I made macro's for Copy, Paste, and Undo instead. I tried using the Key Bindings that were under "System", but they didn't work. My macros work just fine though. Since you can only use Ctrl with the keys on that layer, you might wanna try just making the macro's you were gonna use it for. Just make sure you double check the macros after you make them. It always mixes up my Key Press Arrows. After playing around more last night, I found that you should only have to fix them once and then they'll stay fixed.
Note: I assume you already know, but if you do this, make sure you add a Release Key at the end for every Hold Key
Yeah, I hadn't had much luck with any of the MO(#) buttons, so I just said "fuck it" and changed everything to SW(#). Not as buggy anymore. Actually, I think I can say it hasn't been buggy at all since I did that.
I've found the best way is to just set your last layer up as the full numpad and you can then disconnect and reconnect the M10-A to reset back to layer 0. Here's how I'm using my layers.
Guess you found that hardware switch we were looking for, well a good work around anyway. :)
Guess we can hope for a less buggy configurator in the future.
You definitely have a brilliant idea there!
but.....I have to input serial numbers/PCID's that are a combination of letters and numbers, so that just won't due for me. I figured out a bit of a combination that will do in the mean time. Just a few extra key presses. Won't be mad about having to do that for a little while :) Diggin' the greens on this thing.
This is very clever. Thanks for the tip!