Dell Alienware AW768 Keyboard User's Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Dell Alienware AW768 Keyboard User's Guide PDF

Regulatory Model: AW768

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard AW768 Users Guide

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2018 08 Rev. A01

Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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Contents

Whats in the box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Setting up your gaming keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Alienware Command Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Installing AWCC through Windows Update . . . . . . . . . 8 Installing AWCC from the Dell Support website . . . . . . 8

Using your gaming keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Specications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Statutory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Limited warranty and return polices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

For U.S. customers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

For European, Middle Eastern, and African customers: . . . . . . . 13

For non-U.S. customers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

4 Whats in the box

Whats in the box

1 keyboard 2 documents

NOTE: The documents that shipped with the gaming keyboard may vary based on your region.

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5 Features

Features

Feature Functionality 1 Programmable macro keys (15) Allows you to add a custom

keystroke for each macro key with software recording. To change the functionality of each macro key, see Alienware Command Center.

2 Mutimedia key and volume roller

Mute key to mute the speaker, scroll up the volume roller to increase the volume and scroll down to decrease the volume.

3 Three-angle adjustable feet Allows you to customize the tilts to three different angles.

4 Alienhead logo Load custom lighting effect for the Alienhead logo. To change the lighting effect of the Alienhead logo, see Alienware Command Center.

5 Alienfx tron lighting Load custom lighting effect for the Alienfx tron lighting. To change the lighting effect of the Alienhead logo, see Alienware Command Center.

This USB gaming keyboard with iconic Alienware aesthetics, 15 programmable macro key functions, mechanical-switch keys, and a zone-based backlight is your gateway to gaming glory. Some additonal features of this keyboard include: Iconic Alienware design with AlienFX 16.8M RGB 13 zone-based lighting

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Brown-mechanical keys Tested for durability to a 50 million cycle life 50g actuation force 60g tactile force 1.9mm actuation distance 4mm total travel distance Less than 5ms bounce time (during actuation speed of 0.4 m/s) 1000 Hz (1ms) polling rate Anti-Ghosting and N-key rollover on all keys All programmable keys 256kb onboard memory Braided nylon cable Optional palm rest (sold separately) Increased control and accuracy Smooth, responsive game play: Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover on all keys, and mechanical switches with 50 million keyboard life cycle, onboard memory, and 15 programmable macro key functions with on-the-y recording means your keyboard lives longer while you increase your kill speed with improved keystroke rates and accuracy.

Bring a competitive edge to every game: Mechanical-brown switches are designed with all gamers in mindfrom novice to expert. They deliver solid tactile feedback with low actuation force and low click noise. Plus multimedia keys mean you have even more shortcuts at your disposallike a dedicated audio roller.

Quick actuation and comfortable typing Mechanical switches and N-key rollover on all keys and ergonomic comfort will keep you gaming for longer. Amp up the comfort even more with three adjustable feet angles and the optional magnetically attached palm rest.

7 Setting up your gaming keyboard

Setting up your gaming keyboard

1. Connect your keyboard to the USB port on your computer.

2. Download and install the Alienware Command Center.

NOTE: You can use your gaming keyboard as a desktop keyboard without installing the Alienware Command Center.

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Alienware Command Center

Installing AWCC through Windows Update 1. Connect your Alienware peripheral to your computer through the USB port.

The AWCC application is downloaded and installed automatically. AWCC installation may take up to 10 minutes to complete.

2. Navigate to the program folder to ensure that the AWCC installation is complete.

3. Launch AWCC and perform the following steps to download the additional software components: -In the Settings window, click Windows Update, and then click Check for updates to check the Alienware driver update progress. -If the driver update is not responding in your computer, install AWCC from the Dell Support website.

Installing AWCC from the Dell Support website 1. Download the latest version of the following applications at

www.dell.com/support/drivers. -Alienware Command Center -Alienware Gaming Peripheral driver

2. Navigate to the folder where you saved the setup les.

3. Double-click the setup le and follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.

Alienware Command Center provides a single interface to customize and enhance the gaming experience. Note: For more information, see Alienware Command Center Online Help.

9 Using your gaming keyboard

Using your gaming keyboard

Keys User action Keyboard behavior 1 Macro toggle Press this key once to

toggle between the macro sets.

2 Fn Lock Press FN + Fn Lock Locks the F1 to F12 media control functions

3 Game Mode (disable Windows key)

Press FN + F1 Disables the Windows key function

4 Proles stored on-board

Press FN + F3 once to cycle

Allows you to store three sets of proles or lighting congurations.

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5 Keyboard- backlight adjustment

Press FN + F5 Press FN + F6

FN + F5 decreases the keyboard-backlight intensity. FN + F6 increases the keyboard-backlight intensity.

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6 Ambient-light adjustment

Press FN + F7 Press FN + F8

FN + F7 decreases the ambient light on your keyboard. FN + F8 decreases the intensity of ambient light strip.

7 Media playback Press FN + F9 Press FN + F10 Press FN + F11 Press FN + F12

FN + F9 Play previous track or chapter FN + F10 Play/Pause FN + F11 Stop FN + F12 Play next track or chapter

8 Mute Press the mute key Mutes the speaker 9 Volume control Scroll the volume

roller up or down Scroll up the volume roller to increase the volume and scroll down to decrease the volume.

10 Alienhead Press the Alienhead Press the Alienhead to turn off/turn on the keyboard lighting for both the Alienhead and AlienFx.

11 FN toggle Press and hold FN + F1 to F12

Toggle different FN functions from F1 to F12

11 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Problems Possible solutions Keyboard is not functioning

Unplug the keyboard and plug it back in to the USB port on your computer.

Plug the keyboard to another USB port. Restart the system.

Keyboard lighting is off

Press the Alienhead button on the keyboard. Ensure that the light is on on the keyboard.

Unplug the keyboard and plug it back in to the USB port on your computer.

Plug the keyboard to another USB port. Restart the system.

You need more information in using the Alienware Command Center features

Open the Alienware Command Center. Click the Help icon. The Alienware Command

Center Online Help appears. Click the Contents tab. From the Contents tab, click the required topic to nd

more details on Alienware Command Center features.

The gaming keyboard is not functioning based on the conguration selected in the Alienware Command Center

Ensure the Alienware Command Center is running on your computer.

Open the Alienware Command Center and ensure that the conguration for your gaming keyboard is set properly and saved.

12 Specications

Specications

General Model number AW768 Connection type USB Supported operating systems Microsoft Windows 10

Electrical Operating voltage 5V Operating power current Maximum up to 700mA Physical Characteristics Height 33.5 mm ( 0.5mm); 53.5mm with feet Length 450 mm ( 0.5mm) Width 172 mm ( 0.5mm) Weight 1400g ( 10g) Environmental Operating temperature 0C to 40C Storage temperature -40C to 65C

Operating humidity 90% maximum relative humidity, non condensing

Storage humidity 90% maximum relative humidity, non condensing

13 Statutory Information

Statutory Information Warranty

Limited warranty and return polices

Dell-branded products carry a 1-year limited hardware warranty. If purchased together with a Dell system, it will follow the system warranty.

For U.S. customers:

This purchase and your use of this product are subject to Dells end user agreement, which you can nd at Dell.com/terms. This document contains a binding arbitration clause.

For European, Middle Eastern, and African customers:

Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and Dells end user contract terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warrantyfull details of the Dell end user contract and warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com, selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the home page and then clicking the terms and conditions link for the end user terms or the support link for the warranty terms.

For non-U.S. customers:

Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and Dells warranty terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warranty full details of Dells warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com, selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the home page and then clicking the terms and conditions link or the s

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