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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...