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GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Aug 29, 2012 4:19 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

The Ghost Software




After installing the GIGABYTE Ghost software and running it, I was first greeted with this window. It shows the keyboard along with the Aivia forums and the GIGABYTE website. It was also shown in the paperwork, that if I had more GIGABYTE devices, they would show in here as well.




Under the profiles tab you are shown at the top which color you are programming for and in the blocks you can see the five G-keys that you can customize the function of.




Clicking on the G1 key brings you to a sub menu, where under the basic tab you can set multimedia functionality to them with these preset functions shown here.




Swapping over to the Macros tab starts you off with a list of slots to load them into. You can only see numbers one through nine here, but if you scroll down, you can keep up to 100 Macros in the library and you can just swap them out on the various profiles and G-keys as needed.




Clicking on the Macro 1 slot, it then drops you into another menu to get the Macro programming under way. This can be as simple as hitting the record button and starting an app with your mouse. The software picks up the moves and drops them into the blank area at the right. For full customization, you can select the functions and key strokes, with and without timers and plenty of other options like looping the command.




Moving on to the settings tab at the top you are now given the option to jump into the profile settings or deal with the onboard memory.




These are the five colors I said each profile will use. If you don't want all five, you can disable profiles by clicking on the enable button below each one. Now with five profiles and five G-keys, we can have a maximum of twenty-five of the 100 Macro slots functional at any time.




If you ever do go to sell the keyboard or maybe you really have messed up the configuration and just want to start over, here you have the option to do a clean wipe of the onboard memory and resetting things to default status. Be careful here, one wrong click and your Macro library is gone for good.

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