I suddenly experienced a strange issue today - the row of number keys on my 1stPlayer DK 5.0 Lite mechanical keyboard, i.e. the keys from
9, would output the wrong number! Specifically, hitting all numeric keys in order would output
1678923450 instead of
1234567890. This happend while gaming and I have no idea what caused it.
A reboot did not solve the problem, nor did fiddling with the keyboard macro app (I tried changing profiles, re-programming macros, removing macros altogether, as well as hitting the Restore button).
After some frantic Google-ing, I found that other people fixed it by resetting the keyboard. On my keyboard this is Fn+Esc pressed together.
1stPlayer do not share their manuals online, in fact their product page has a “User Manual” button that literally does nothing (it’s
|Fn+Esc||Reset to factory default|
|Fn+Win||Toggle the Windows key (disable and re-enable)|
|Fn+Ins||Cycle through 13 RGB effects|
|Fn+Del||Cycle through 8 RGB backlights (depends on selected effect)|
|Fn+1 to 5||Select a customised RGB colour profile (cancels RGB effects)|
|Fn+ and Fn+||Backlight brightness|
|Fn+ and Fn+||RGB effect speed|
|Fn+F7||Pause / Resume|
To set the color on key via the keyboard only:
- Select a profile, by pressing Fn+1 to Fn+5 respectively,
- Press Fn+Home to enter programming mode
- Reapeatedly press a single key, and it will rotate through available colours - stop when it is the colour you want
- Repeat for all keys
- Press Fn+Home again to save it under the selected profile 1 to 5.
Unforutnately, it is not possible to create a macro or re-map a key via the keyboard. For that you need to download the keyboard app from 1stPlayer. I have a short usage guide in my 1stPlayer DK keyboard and mouse review.
The app also allows you to set the 5 customised colour profiles. To do so, you have to set the Light option to
Game Mode and choose Color Group 1 to 5.