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Hardware G keys won't program (K95)


GunnerCO

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Searched, didn't see anything that addressed this issue.

Opening editorial comment: The user stuff really, really needs to make a clearer distinction between hardware and software assignments. Even after you learn, one way or the other, hardly anything actually confirms the difference. IĀ  see a lot of first-timer confusion about it, too. But enough of that.

Win11, K95 XT, Stream Deck MkII. All software and firmware current. Replacing a long time Logi installation; scrubbed the keyboard software, reinstalled Setpoint for trackball control.

Software key setup done via Stream Deck (for now... we all know such things are never really finished). Software lighting, ditto. And even hardware lighting, ditto.

But I've been trying across two days for the keyboard to hold hardware G-key assignments. Have tried everything obvious, thought of and found in various online help discussions. Bupkis. Absolutely no hardware G-key programming sticks when iCue is shut down.

  • Have rebooted system, deleted profiles from memory, cleared memory and done the plug-in hard reset.
  • Have turned off Stream Deck.
  • Have tried programming all six keys with several different control options (although all I want is six simple text strings).
  • Yes, 'overwrite' profile after every change.

And... nothing. Hardware G-key assignments do nothing. This is frustrating because I KVM between my main console and an employer laptop setup, and I neither want the hassle of installing iCue on the latter nor want to do without six very useful macro keystrings. (And yes, the KVM works fine, although it turned out to want a very tricky order of plugging and powering up. I also did all of the above programming attempts with the K95 plugged in directly.)

So what is wrong/am I doing wrong/am I missing, here?

And secondary question, which I suppose is probably already addressed somewhere... why ITF does Corsair use two USB plugs? I know a fair amount about USB tech (have written system design docs to the chipset level)... and I can't think of a reason to separate the connections.

Thx on all...

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Simply making changes in the Hardware Actions tab will not save those actions to the keyboard. You will need to then go into the device settings and write that profile to the onboard memory of the keyboard.

For any further help knowing exactly what you are attempting to do via the hardware macros will be necessary. If it is related to the Stream Deck integration that will not work in hardware mode and requires the software to be installed on the systems they are being used on.

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I don't think I can get any more complete or specific. I am assigning some short text strings to each key that are useful to me across all my apps, even when not running iCue.

I am assigning the strings using Hardware Key Assignments, then 'overwriting' the profile to the keyboard memory. Absolutely everything seems to be working (I can even extract the settings to a new or blank profile), but the keys simply do not work ā€” with these simple strings or any other hardware key assignment ā€” when the keyboard is in hardware mode (with hardware lighting).

I can't see anything I'm not doing right, or any sign that the programming is not being properly downloaded/retained.

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Do the actions work when the keyboard is directly connected to the USB on the physical machine instead of going through the KVM?

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(Ah, no edit option.) No. I did all the original setup with a direct connection, then moved the connections to the KVM. With a bit of tinkering (sensitive to plug-in order etc.) all keyboard and iCue functions are working perfectly... except hardware key assignments, which have not worked under any hardware setup or connections.

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Just to close this thread, the keyboard faulted in another way (lost all red backlighting) and has been returned for a replacement on both counts. If the replacement has any different G-key behavior under hardware mode I will comment further here.

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On 3/3/2023 at 12:13 PM, GunnerCO said:

Just to close this thread, the keyboard faulted in another way (lost all red backlighting) and has been returned for a replacement on both counts. If the replacement has any different G-key behavior under hardware mode I will comment further here.

Did the new hardware fix it?

I'm having the same issue, the hardware key assignment "keystroke" for setting a G key is not working (trying to do stuff like CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+M), but under the "key assignments" which they should probably label as "software assignment" or something like that, the keystroke bind works on the G key. I have tried erasing the keyboard profiles under device settings, re-saved the profile, rebooted, etc.

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