Customize keyboard in Windows 10.

Method 1: System Preferences

The main keyboard settings in the top ten are in a separate section of the plugin Configuration .

  1. Press the key combination Win + I , then use the element "Accessibility" .
  2. Scroll down the page to the block "Interaction" and click on the line «Keyboard» .
  3. The first parameter that is proposed to be configured is the use of the on-screen keyboard. This option is primarily designed for tablets, where physical QWERTY is simply not provided, but can also be used on normal PCs or laptops - useful, for example, on devices with faulty peripherals. To enable the function, click the switch "Use on-screen keyboard" . Here's a hint on how to turn the display of this item on or off: just press the Win + Ctrl + O key combination.
  4. The next feature is also noticeable among gamers, Sticky Keys. Initially, it is aimed at people with disabilities who need to enter shortcuts with the Alt keys , Win , Ctrl y Shift (on some notebook models, this is also included here Fn ). By default, this option is disabled and is not required under normal conditions. We also recommend unchecking the checkbox "Allow sticky keys with keyboard shortcuts" : This will save you from the information window that appears.

See also: Disable Sticky Keys in Windows 10

  1. The next parameter is the sound of the switches, that is, the sound signal when the modes are activated Caps Lock , Num Lock y Scroll Lock . This option is aimed at the visually impaired, but is also useful for keyboard owners without indicators of the inclusion of these modes. When using the toggle switch on this block, the setting is constantly activated (disabled by default), but you can also start it for a long time (around 5 seconds or more) by pressing the Num Lock key .
  2. Input filtering is similar to Sticky Keys, but the first goal is to ignore short or repeated keystrokes, thus avoiding typos. The parameter is useful not only for people with disabilities, but also for owners of mechanical keyboards, whose switches are susceptible to the so-called double click (when a single press causes a double or more actuation). If this option is required, activate the corresponding toggle switch. Also, by default, filtering is enabled by holding down the Shift key right for 8 seconds.

See also: How to disable input filtering in Windows

  1. The last interesting parameter in this section will be the reassignment of the PrintScreen key to activate screen snippet program , a convenient integrated tool for creating images, which under normal conditions is invoked by the Win + Shift + S combination. As with the other options described, you must click the appropriate switch to activate.
  2. Other settings (such as input options and alternate layouts) can be opened directly from here by clicking on the link "Keyboard input options" .

An alternative option is to select "Devices" in the main menu "Parameters " .

Later - "Get in" .

The settings found here do not need a special presentation, but you must take into account an important feature: the block options "Entry" refer only to the on-screen keyboard, while the switches in the section "Hardware keyboard" they are responsible for similar parameters for an external device.

    1. Also, one cannot fail to mention the layout change settings. To access them, scroll down the page "Entry" from the previous step to the link "Additional keyboard options" and click on it.Here go to item "Language bar options" In the window that appears, open the tab «Change keyboard» . Here you can configure both a general combination, which changes the designs in a circle, as well as a separate combination for each of the installed ones.For the first, select the item «Change input language» and click "Change keyboard shortcut" The right and left key combinations Other , Ctrl y Shift are available here . Select the appropriate one and click "To accept" Setting a combination to jump to a specific layout is similar, but only the modifiers on the left and one of the number keys are available here.

As you can see, the system keyboard configuration in Windows 10 is quite extensive.

Method 2: proprietary utilities

Many brand name keyboards (for example, Logitech or Razer gaming solutions) come with proprietary software through which you can customize the additional capabilities of the devices you use. As an example, we will show the setup process in the Razer Synapse Utility.

Download Razer Synapse from the official website

    1. Launch the application from the system tray (the area in the lower right corner of the "Desk" ) - Click on it once with the left mouse button and select "Start Synapse" .
    2. Then wait until the main menu of the program opens, then select your keyboard in it.
    3. Go to the tab Lighting to adjust the lighting. There are several options available:
      • "Brightness"- is responsible for the level of brightness;
      • "Effects": settings for lighting effects, "Fast" opens preset options (for example, brightness is activated when you press a key) and "Advanced" provides the ability to customize;
      • "Switch Off Lightning": allows you to configure the deactivation of light effects when the monitor is turned off (the option "When the screen is off" ) or after a specified time has elapsed (the item "When idle for (minutes)" ).
    4. La tab «Customize» you Allows you to enable game mode, where you can configure key deactivation Win as well as the combinations Alt + Tab y Alt + F4 (the element "Game mode" ), select or create a separate profile (the block "Profiles" ), and also open the Properties of the system keyboard ( "Keyboard properties" Special attention should be paid to the key remapping function available in this section. To use it, select any one on the keyboard image (it's interactive) - a side menu will open with the ability to assign another symbol or macro input, start a certain program, activate a multimedia symbol, and much more.
    5. To configure macros, select the appropriate item from the main menu. Also, when working with Synapse, a toolbar appears at the top with the option we need.

      Note! The function is available only for keyboard models with a dedicated macro key block!

      The interface is divided into three columns:

      • "List of macros", where you can create your own sequence or load a special configuration file into the program;
      • Recording area, located in the center, where there is an option to create a macro (function "Engrave" ) or insert elements into an existing one ( "Insert" );
      • "Key combinations": selection of the key to which the macro input will be assigned; the items available depend on the keyboard you are using.

The topic of creating macros in Razer Synapse deserves a separate article, so at this stage, the keyboard configuration in this program can be considered complete.

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