Once installed, firmware updated, and software is running, it is this window which will get you started. You may add various profiles to the list at the left, you can search for them, and at the bottom is the customize button to start changing the way the profile will work. To the right is a real-time view of the keyboard with the apply button below it which is used to save any changed that are made.
In the first image the RGB lighting was in wave mode, but if you are to click on the second HyperX logo box, the keyboard is then set into FPS mode. In this mode, all keys are blue by default, except for the first four numbers and the WASD keys.
Clicking on the third HyperX logo, we get something called fire mode. At rest, all LEDs are red, but as you use the keys, you will see the LEDs change to yellow, purple, blue, and orange.
Once a profile is selected from the list at the left, you can then click on the customize button. Doing so delivers a place to customize the lighting. Effects cover solid LEDs, breathing, wave, trigger, explosion, HyperX Flame, or you can disable them all from the drop-down menu. There are also various ways of color selection, and custom colors can be saved at the bottom for later use. Even directionality and speed can be adjusted so that things are perfect for each user.
Game Mode addresses what happened when the game lockout button is pressed. Right out of the box the button disables the Windows keys, but it can also be allowed to kill the Atl+Tab function, Alt+F4, Shift+Tab, and Ctrl+Esc just by ticking the appropriate boxes.
Macros will need to be pre-defined before the use of the Macro function of key assignments can be used, but the rest of the options in the drop-down box are all able to be selected. You can completely remap the keyboard, include mouse functions, add multimedia options, set then to record a Macro on-the-fly, set them as shortcuts, open anything you wish, or disable the key for that profile.
Inside of the Macro library is where one would program a Macro they wish to use typically. To do so, you can select the Macro in the top slot, or add others just below it, and in the next slot, name the Macro. Once you have the delay set the way you want it to be, click on the record button and watch the Macro get listed in the black box to the left. Once complete, click on the word stop, and it is at that point where you can do minor edits if needed with the options below the black box.
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