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Adding animations to built-in RGB profiles on the 5QS

If you are not using the Q software and have added one of the built-in RGB profiles to your 5QS, you can also add an animation to the color configuration. When the built-in color profile is saved and displaying on the keyboard, press FN + MENU + (NUMPAD KEY) to set an animation (see table below)....

How To Create Custom Built-In RGB Profiles On the 5QS

How To Use The Built-in Profile Editor To Create Custom RGB Profiles On The 5QS For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key.  The 5QS has the ability to create advanced RGB profiles, and save them to the keyboard. (Edi...

Das Keyboard 4 Professional For Mac - How To Update Firmware

Updating Your Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mac's Firmware Note: When performing these steps, please make sure that your DK4 Mac is the only board plugged into your computer. When updating, do not disconnect your board or any other USB devices. In the event of an update failure, please close the up...

How to Use a PC keyboard on a Mac

Configuring your Control, Option, & Command Modifier Keys for Mac A Mac computer will recognize PC keyboards such as the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, Prime 13, Model S, and 4 Professional, but if you prefer to have the Control, Option (Alt), and Command keys to work the way they do on a Mac keyboard, you...

How To Use Gaming Mode On Your 4C TKL

Gaming Mode - 4C TKL For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. What is Gaming Mode? Gaming Mode disables the Alt, Tab, and Windows keys, to prevent accidentally closing or quitting your game or program. Das Keyboard...

How to Use Gaming Mode on the 5Q, 5QS, and X50Q

Using Gaming Mode on Your 5Q, 5QS, and X50Q For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. What is Gaming Mode? Gaming Mode disables the Alt, Tab, and Windows Keys to prevent accidentally closing or quitting your game ...

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Smart Q Keyboards - Q Software

Q Software Basics

Q Software Basics, For Use With Your Q Series Keyboard (4Q, X50Q, 5Q, 5QS) For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics.  Das Keyboard's Q Software is a specialized, cloud-based software companion to our Q Series keyboards. It's purpose is to bring maximum custo...

Adding animations to built-in RGB profiles on the 5QS

If you are not using the Q software and have added one of the built-in RGB profiles to your 5QS, you can also add an animation to the color configuration. When the built-in color profile is saved and displaying on the keyboard, press FN + MENU + (NUMPAD KEY) to set an animation (see table below)....

Gamma Zulu Keycap Basics (5Q, X50, 5QS)

Installation and Removing of Gamma Zulu Keycaps These instructions apply to the following models  - 5Q  - X50Q  - 5QS    Please view this video (https://youtu.be/V6YoE4mAn1Q) for instructions on how to replace Gamma Zulu keycaps. REMOVING THE KEYCAPS Using a key puller, place the k...

Switching to Mac Mode on Your Das Keyboard 5Q or 5QS

5Q/5QS - Mac Mode  For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. To switch to Mac Mode on your keyboard use CTRL + SHIFT + MEDIA FORWARD simultaneously.* https://i.imgur.com/VjsJurs.png After Mac Mode is activate...

Recording Macros on The X50Q or 5QS

Das Keyboard Macros Explained For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key.  The 5QS and X50 have the ability to create macros and save them to keys on your keyboard, so that any sequence of keystrokes can be reproduced...

How To Create Custom Built-In RGB Profiles On the 5QS

How To Use The Built-in Profile Editor To Create Custom RGB Profiles On The 5QS For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key.  The 5QS has the ability to create advanced RGB profiles, and save them to the keyboard. (Edi...

Do You Offer Replacement Key Caps for Converting My PC Board to Mac?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any key cap sets that offer macOS specific keys at this time.

Help! I Updated My 4Q and Lost My Profiles!

Lost 4Q RGB and Connection To Software After Firmware Update There is an uncommon glitch that can occur after updating the 4Q's firmware that causes the keyboard to lose connectivity with the software, which in turns causes a loss of RGB functionality as well.  To resolve this, please do the foll...

On-board Profiles on the X50Q

The X50 comes complete with a total of 6 on-board profiles to pick from when you are not connected to the service or to the Q Software. To access them use the given key combos below: FN + NUMPAD 0 `` = RED BACKGROUND AND SOLID GREEN KEYPRESSES FOR 4s SOLID GREEN PRESS ON RED https://i.imgur.com/b...

My X50Q Won't Connect to the Q Software!

X50Q Not Found/Disconnected in Q Software If you have recently procured your new X50Q and are not able to connect the the Q Software (https://download.daskeyboard.com/q-software-releases/3.2.6/Das-Keyboard-Q_3.2.6.pkg) , it is likely that you need to install the firmware for your new board. T...

My 5Q Function Key Has Strange Lighting

Strange Lighting on 5Q FN Key For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. If your function key on the 5Q keyboard is strangely lit, it's possible that the keyboard is in testing mode from our manufacturing facility. Y...

Das Keyboard 5Q Built-In RGB Profiles

There are several color profiles embedded into the firmware of the 5Q. To use the 5Q onboard color profiles use FN+ 1-6 on the NUMPAD. Most of the variant profiles will be static colors but a few will have active effects included in the profile. Please Note: this will only work if the Q Software ...

How to Use Gaming Mode on the 5Q, 5QS, and X50Q

Using Gaming Mode on Your 5Q, 5QS, and X50Q For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. What is Gaming Mode? Gaming Mode disables the Alt, Tab, and Windows Keys to prevent accidentally closing or quitting your game ...

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 on...

Toggling NKRO On Your X50Q

Toggling NKRO - X50Q 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" a...

Toggling NKRO On Your 4Q

Toggling NKRO - 4Q 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" a...

Resetting the 5QS

Resetting the 5QS (Soft Reset and Full Memory Reset) If you ever need to reset your keyboard for troubleshooting purposes or to clear customizations saved to the keyboard (i.e. the NVRAM), there are two options, a soft reset, and a factory reset.   To soft reset the keyboard, press and hold F...

Toggling Scroll Lock On Your Das Keyboard

Toggling Scroll Lock For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. The Scroll Lock button can be found on the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, 5Q, 5QS, 4Q, X50Q, 4 Professional, 4 Ultimate, 4 root, Model S, and Prime 13 models. I...

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4 Pro - 4Q - 4C Keyboards

Cherry MX Keycaps - Removal and Installation

How To Remove Keycaps on Your Das Keyboard With Cherry MX Switches These instructions apply to the following models:  Das Keyboard 4 Professional Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate Das Keyboard 4 Root Das Keyboard 4 for Mac Das Keyboard 4C TKL Das Keyboard 4Q Model S Model S Ultimate Model S for Mac Prime 1...

How to Use a PC keyboard on a Mac

Configuring your Control, Option, & Command Modifier Keys for Mac A Mac computer will recognize PC keyboards such as the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, Prime 13, Model S, and 4 Professional, but if you prefer to have the Control, Option (Alt), and Command keys to work the way they do on a Mac keyboard, you...

Do You Offer Replacement Key Caps for Converting My PC Board to Mac?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any key cap sets that offer macOS specific keys at this time.

Das Keyboard 4 Professional For Mac - How To Update Firmware

Updating Your Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mac's Firmware Note: When performing these steps, please make sure that your DK4 Mac is the only board plugged into your computer. When updating, do not disconnect your board or any other USB devices. In the event of an update failure, please close the up...

How to Utilize Your Mac Function Keys (F1,F2,...)

Mac Function Keys - How do they work on a Das Keyboard Mac-compatible board? For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. Although the Das Keyboard Mac boards such as the Model S For Mac or the Professional For Mac are...

Starting Dictation Without 'Fn Fn'

Starting Dictation Without 'Fn Fn' For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. Das Keyboard for Mac is compatible with all Macs. OSX Mountain Lion Dictation default shortcut 'FN + FN' is not backward compatible with...

How To Use Gaming Mode On Your 4C TKL

Gaming Mode - 4C TKL For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. What is Gaming Mode? Gaming Mode disables the Alt, Tab, and Windows keys, to prevent accidentally closing or quitting your game or program. Das Keyboard...

Toggling Full-NKRO On Any Das Keyboard 4 Models

Toggling NKRO On Any DK4 Models 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 6-key-rollover can register 6 sets at the same time, while a keyboard with full-N-...

Toggling NKRO On Your 4Q

Toggling NKRO - 4Q 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" a...

Toggling Scroll Lock On Your Das Keyboard

Toggling Scroll Lock For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. The Scroll Lock button can be found on the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, 5Q, 5QS, 4Q, X50Q, 4 Professional, 4 Ultimate, 4 root, Model S, and Prime 13 models. I...

How to Put Keycaps Back on a Blank Ultimate Keyboard

Because the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate and the 3 Ultimate, Model S Ultimate keyboards all have blank keycaps, there are no inscriptions to indicate where they should go on the keyboard if you remove them for cleaning. On the inside of the keycaps, there are small numbers that will dictate where the ...

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Model S Keyboards

Cherry MX Keycaps - Removal and Installation

How To Remove Keycaps on Your Das Keyboard With Cherry MX Switches These instructions apply to the following models:  Das Keyboard 4 Professional Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate Das Keyboard 4 Root Das Keyboard 4 for Mac Das Keyboard 4C TKL Das Keyboard 4Q Model S Model S Ultimate Model S for Mac Prime 1...

How to Use a PC keyboard on a Mac

Configuring your Control, Option, & Command Modifier Keys for Mac A Mac computer will recognize PC keyboards such as the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, Prime 13, Model S, and 4 Professional, but if you prefer to have the Control, Option (Alt), and Command keys to work the way they do on a Mac keyboard, you...

How to Utilize Your Mac Function Keys (F1,F2,...)

Mac Function Keys - How do they work on a Das Keyboard Mac-compatible board? For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. Although the Das Keyboard Mac boards such as the Model S For Mac or the Professional For Mac are...

Starting Dictation Without 'Fn Fn'

Starting Dictation Without 'Fn Fn' For this article, keys and key combinations will be represented by bold italics , unless specifically referred to as a key. Das Keyboard for Mac is compatible with all Macs. OSX Mountain Lion Dictation default shortcut 'FN + FN' is not backward compatible with...

How to Put Keycaps Back on a Blank Ultimate Keyboard

Because the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate and the 3 Ultimate, Model S Ultimate keyboards all have blank keycaps, there are no inscriptions to indicate where they should go on the keyboard if you remove them for cleaning. On the inside of the keycaps, there are small numbers that will dictate where the ...

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Keycaps

Gamma Zulu Keycap Basics (5Q, X50, 5QS)

Installation and Removing of Gamma Zulu Keycaps These instructions apply to the following models  - 5Q  - X50Q  - 5QS    Please view this video (https://youtu.be/V6YoE4mAn1Q) for instructions on how to replace Gamma Zulu keycaps. REMOVING THE KEYCAPS Using a key puller, place the k...

Cherry MX Keycaps - Removal and Installation

How To Remove Keycaps on Your Das Keyboard With Cherry MX Switches These instructions apply to the following models:  Das Keyboard 4 Professional Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate Das Keyboard 4 Root Das Keyboard 4 for Mac Das Keyboard 4C TKL Das Keyboard 4Q Model S Model S Ultimate Model S for Mac Prime 1...

Can I Purchase a Set of Replacement Key Caps?

Replacement Keys, Keycap Sets, and 3rd Party Keycaps We currently offer a few sets of replacement key sets in our store, although they may not exactly match the ones that are on your board by default. You may find these key sets under the Accessories section of our store:    https://shop.daskey...

Do You Offer Replacement Key Caps for Converting My PC Board to Mac?

Unfortunately, we do not sell any key cap sets that offer macOS specific keys at this time.

How to Put Keycaps Back on a Blank Ultimate Keyboard

Because the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate and the 3 Ultimate, Model S Ultimate keyboards all have blank keycaps, there are no inscriptions to indicate where they should go on the keyboard if you remove them for cleaning. On the inside of the keycaps, there are small numbers that will dictate where the ...

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Accessories

Information about Das Keyboard Accessories