Recently I got my first mechanical keyboard Poker 3 with the Cherry MX Brown switches. Here is how I configured the keyboard to match the familiar Mac layout:
Shiftas arrow keys. You’ll have to learn to use the left
Shiftfor capitalising letters which I’m still getting used to.
FNis now the left arrow key.
- Map left
- Map left
The keyboard has three programmable layouts or layers. I’m using layer 3 (red LED) to store this configuration. Use
> to switch to layer 3. Note that the default layer 1 can’t be configured.
Enable the Arrow Keys
Next we want to turn
FN will become the left arrow key. Switch the 3rd dip switch on the back of the keyboard to enable this.
Space + right
Alt to turn right
Shift (up) and
Ctrl (right) into permanent arrow keys. Please note that this setting isn’t preserved between keyboard reboots.
Swap Win/Cmd and Alt
Finally we need to switch the left
Alt keys to match the Mac layout where the
Command keys are right next to the spacebar. Enter the programming mode by pressing
FN + right
PNto set the
PNto set the
I used this Pok3r layout guide for reference.
Hi mate, and thank your for this post very usefull.
I’m using the exact same keyboard but I cannot use arrows with the same pattern as you.
I tick the third tip, but I don’t know how to bind arrows on these keys.
help appreciated plz :x !
I actually forgot to describe this in the post — use
Right Altto enable the arrow keys. Note that this setting isn’t preserved between keyboard restarts.
I did a remap myself,
using PN to right left and FN to CAPSLOCK.
So I can use the arrows with this pattern ^^.
(tip 4 to switch PN key).
this is great thanks! Do the alt and win change disappear with reboot too? The reboot part sucks, does does that include restarting the computer?
All changes are persistent and stored in the keyboard memory so nothing disappears with a reboot or unplugging the keyboard. I really like how Poker does programming. My recent TADA68 requires flashing the firmware for any kind of changes.
do you know how to send “Enter” key (fn+Return) from Poker 3? the only workaround i’ve made was using karabiner.
btw, i’m using Mistel MD600 with same firmware as Poker 3. here’s my layout http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/f5017c046b37a4138c47aa86fa0926ae
No idea, to be honest. Did you figure it out?