It's time to choose the keymap that suits you the most – but first, the question may arise: What is a keymap? Simply put, a keymap tells what each key of your keyboard does when pressed. Let's see the preloaded keymaps that came with your keyboard:

Keymap NameKeymap AbbreviationKeymap Switch Shortcut
Dvorak for PCDVOFn + 2
Colemak for PCCOLFn + 3
QWERTY for MacQWMFn + 4
Dvorak for MacDVMFn + 5
Colemak for MacCOMFn + 6

QWERTY is the most popular keyboard layout by far to this day. If you're not familiar with the alternatives then you should stick to QWERTY. If you have a Mac, then make sure to pick a Mac layout, otherwise choose PC for Linux and Windows. By hitting the relevant shortcut, your keymap will change immediately, and the display on your keyboard will display the relevant keymap abbreviation.

Please note that newly selected keymap won't be the default one after power cycling your keyboard. You'll be able to set the default keymap, and totally customize it with Agent, our configuration application that you can download at the end of this guide.

On the upcoming pages of this guide, we'll reference keys according to their QWERTY location. Please bear with us, Dvorak and Colemak users.