This is so that the dynamic keymaps are initially loaded with sensible default keycodes (mostly KC_TRNS), rather than random values. If the Esc key (or top left key) of the keyboard is not at matrix position (0,0), then explicitly set BOOTMAGIC_LITE_ROW and BOOTMAGIC_LITE_COLUMN in config.h. Run the program. keyboards//keymaps/via. As such, the following features must be disabled for VIA support, until this issue is fixed (i.e. Q: Wouldn’t it be better if all VIA compatible keyboards used the same vendor/product IDs (perhaps an officially licenced one) and then VIA queries to get the device identity? garbage keycodes in VIA), the device can be ‘factory reset’. Presented by TheKey.Company & friends. The various models, such as the Magic Keyboard, either connect through Bluetooth or via a USB cable, so there shouldn't be any need for installing drivers. Enabling the VIA feature in QMK is enabling both the ability to communicate with the VIA Configurator and the ability to store keymaps and other settings. VIA will automatically detect your compatible keyboard if it’s plugged in. You can also use this to copy selected files or folders. a refactor of enum quantum_keycodes): The keymap.c in the via keymap directory should have a default keymap with the same number of layers as is being used for dynamic keymaps (by default, this is 4). Note: I’m using the Logitech Gaming Software to configure a Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse, and a Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard with RGB zone-backlighting. Note: not all keyboards are compatible with VIA. #define VENDOR_ID 0x6582 // wilba.tech, #define VENDOR_ID 0x4B4B // “KK” = Kingley Keys, #define PRODUCT wilba.tech WT60-D, #define DESCRIPTION wilba.tech WT60-D. When you have finished your configuration, press Download to save it. key. You only need to override this in config.h if you need more than 8 bits total. VIA automatically detects your compatible keyboard if it's plugged in. Create a via keymap directory and files within to make a VIA enabled firmware different to the default This will automatically be enabled for VIA-enabled builds, but it is useful for VIA-disabled builds so that the device can be switched into bootloader mode without requiring a RESET keycode or pressing the reset button on the PCB. It also makes redundant the need for a ‘RESET’ keycode in the keymap. If all you’re yearning for is to have a separate numeric keypad, consider getting only that item. The text defined by the PRODUCT symbol in config.h is what will appear in the list of devices (for example, in the ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ page of Windows, and in a notification when the device is first connected and being ‘installed’). A: Yes, if it can fit in the EEPROM space. Find the country or region name in the keyboard list that's followed by "(Apple)". Instead, only put this in the via keymap directory’s rules.mk. Choose “AMP configuration”; There you will see an option says “Power on by PS/2 Keyboard”. ConfiguratorでHexファイル(キーマップのファイル)を生成して、Toolboxで書き込むという方法ではタイムラグがどうしても発生してしまいます。 それをVIAでは即反映できるので、キーマップの試行錯誤という自作キーボードの醍醐味をよりダイレクトに楽しめるのです。 VIA works by communicating with the firmware that is running on the device and sending it commands across USB. Ctrl+V - Paste copied text at the cursor. It works with QMK, the firmware that powers custom keyboards. This will enable dynamic keymaps, raw HID message handling and bootmagic lite. When VIA is enabled, EEPROM memory is assigned as: Unless a keyboard is implementing it's own storage of state, there is no need to set anything, by enabling VIA, the defaults are set to use EEPROM memory as above. A: Yes, it would be slightly better, but this method continues QMK’s unofficial use of arbitrary vendor/product IDs and doesn’t introduce another unique ID. For example: VIA Configurator will in future switch to using the value of PRODUCT when displaying the device’s name, rather than the name in the .json. Subscribe to the Keyboard University newsletter for updates of new articles and content.