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ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard
E9420 First Edition (V1) May 2014
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Package Contents ...........................................................................7
System Requirements ....................................................................7
Product Features ............................................................................7
Knowing your Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard ........................8
Using Your Keyboard ......................................................................9
Driver Configuration ................................................................... 11
Safety and Maintenance ............................................................. 14
CEMarking ChinaRoHSEFUPLabeling-10Years C-TickMark BSMICertification
Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Thisdevicemustacceptanyinterferencereceivedincludinginterferencethatmaycause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Connecttheequipmenttoanoutletonacircuitdifferentfromthattowhichthe receiver is connected.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the users authority to operate the equipment.
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
DO NOT throw the mouse in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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Check your ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard package for the following items:
ASUSStrixTacticProGamingKeyboard QuickStartGuide DriverInstallationCD
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
To ensure a successful installation of ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard, your computer must meet the following requirements:
PCwithanavailableUSB2.0port 150MBavailableHDDspace CD-ROMdrive(orDVD-ROM)driveforCDinstallation
Fullmechanicalkeyswitches 1000Hzpollingrate(1msresponsetime) NKROextremeanti-ghosting Individualbacklitkeyswithadjustablebrightness 21FullyProgrammableMacrokeys 10Macrokeysontheleft 3ThumbMacrokeysbelowspace-bar F1-F8MacrokeysunderMacroMode(refertosectionCustomize) On-The-FlyMacrorecording(onlykeyboardcommandscanberecorded) 3hardwareprofiles&unlimitedsoftwareprofiles 3On-The-Flyswitchingprofiles Dedicatedmediacontrols
Knowing your Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard
Your ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard comes with the following functions keys:
1 M1~M10 Left Macro Keys 2 M14~M21 Macro Keys (F1~F8) 3 Indications LEDs 4 Macro Mode Key (switching F1~F8 to Macro Keys) 5 Gaming Mode Key (disabling Windows Key) 6 Profile Keys 7 Media Control Keys 8 Backlit Keys Brightness Control keys 9 NKRO Key 10 On-the-fly Macro Recording Key 11 M11~M13 Thumb Macro Keys
Using Your Keyboard
Driver Installation To install the driver:
1. Connect the Strix Tactic Pro keyboard to your computer. 2. Insert the installation CD into your computers optical drive. 3. Locate and run the installer from the installation CD. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
Adjusts the LED brightness of your keyboard.
Disables the Windows key to prevent accidental usage during gaming sessions.
Switches F1 ~ F8 keys into macro keys.
Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
Fn key combined with any of these keys allow you to quickly switch between your customized profiles.
Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
Allows you to turn on the extreme NKRO anti-ghosting feature, which allows any keys to be registered simultaneously.
On-the-fly Macro Recording To create a macro on-the-fly:
1. Press and simultaneously to start recording. 2. The indication LED lights up to show that the device is ready to record. 3. Press the keys that you wish to record. 4. Press and again to stop recording. 5. The indication LED starts blinking, indicating that the device is ready to save
the macro. 6. Press the Macro key that you wish to assign the macro to save.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only under Hardware Mode.
Modes ASUS Strix Tactic Pro keyboard provides Hardware Mode and Software Mode.
Software Mode allows you to create and save profiles and settings in your computer. It also provides other useful functions such as program correlation and profile switching.
Hardware Mode allows you to store three customized profiles in the keyboard on- board memory, which is useful when:
Youwanttokeepyourkeyboardsettingswhileconnectingyourkeyboardtoa computer that has not installed the keyboard driver.
Youaregoingtousethekeyboardforacompetitionthatdoesnotallow software-based drivers and macros.
Youareplayinggameswithanti-cheatingmechanism,whichdetectssoftware drivers as cheating plug-ins.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only in the Hardware Mode.
TIP: You can save three customized profiles in the keyboard memory under hardware mode and switch to software mode for normal use. When you use the keyboard on a new computer or play games with anti-cheating mechanism that prohibit the use of software-based drivers and macros, you can switch to Hardware Mode immediately.
Keyboard tab (Software Mode) The Keyboard tab (Software Mode) provides an interface for profile settings and sub- tab Customize.
Profile setting A profile allows you to store settings such as button function assignments. You can also assign one profile to a specific program, so the keyboard automatically loads that profile when you launch the program.
Customize The Customize sub-tab allows you to assign different functions to the macro buttons and save the changes to the current profile automatically. Refer to the following customization options and descriptions.
Keyboard Function (Macro keys)
Press to change the button functions into other keyboard keys. You may also include modifier keys such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of the combinations with keyboard keys, such as Ctrl + v.
Macro (Macro keys) Press to assign a pre-recorded macro to the button. The PLAYBACK OPTION allows you to choose the behavior of a macro. Refer to Macro tab on the next page to learn more about creating macro commands.
Press to simulate the keyboard functions, such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any other keyboard combination functions such as Ctrl + v.
Launch program (Macro keys)
Press an assigned button to launch a website or a program. To launch a program, you need to select the executable file (*.exe file) from the Windows Explorer.
Disable (Macro keys) Press to disable the macro button completely.
Profile (profile hotkeys) Press to assign three profiles to these three profile keys.
Keyboard tab (Hardware Mode) The settings in the Hardware Mode are similar to those in the Software Mode, with some slight differences.
In Hardware Mode, there are only three profiles available, and after you are satisfied with the changes that you have made, you may press the save button to save this profile settings into the keyboard on-board memory.
Macro tab The Macros tab allows you to create macro profiles with different keystrokes and button presses. It also allows you to create numerous macros and long macro commands.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only in the Hardware Mode.
Creating a Macro To create a new macro, press the button and input a macro name in the field below Macro Name. To remove a macro, press the button . Press the button todisplayCopy,Import&Export.
To create a macro command, click the button to record all your keystrokes and button presses in the macro window automatically. Click the button to end the macro command.
The Macro tab contains different delay options for creating macros:
Record Delay - The actual delay between commands is recorded as it is. Default Delay - The delay between commands is your predefined time (in seconds). No Delay - There is no delay between commands.
Editing a Macro The macro commands of keystrokes or button presses are listed sequentially. Click to edit a command and click to remove a command. Click or to move the command up or down.
Select one of the following ways to add an additional command in a macro:
1. Click button. When a new display window appears, select the command that you want to
insert before or after the highlighted macro command, including time delays. 2. Click button to record a new set of sequences.
Safety and Maintenance
Safety Guidelines If your device does not work properly and troubleshooting does not work,
unplug the device and contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. DO NOT attempt to service or fix the device yourself.
DO NOT disassemble the device as doing so will void its warranty.
Keep the device away from liq
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