How to Turn NKRO on and off on the 5QS and 5Q

Turning NKRO on and off with your 5QS or 5Q

For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key.

What is NKRO?

NKRO refers to N-key rollover. A keyboard with full n-key rollover can register as many keys as you can press at once without "dropping" any characters. This means that no matter how fast you type, your Das Keyboard will keep up.

Turning NKRO On and Off

By default, NKRO is turned off on the 5QS and 5Q for compatibility reasons and 6-key rollover is enabled. To turn NKRO on press FN + PAUSE , which also enables Gaming Mode. The LED light will turn on below the Tetris symbol, located above the arrow keys, indicating that Gaming Mode and NKRO are enabled.

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