Ducky Shine 7

The Ducky Shine 7 is an awesome keyboard, but its macro keys aren't the most intuitive.

Configuration

Function mode

Toggle "Function mode" with Fn + Esc

  • Set repeat delay 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x with Fn + F1 - F4
  • Set repeat delay 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x with Fn + Alt + F1 - F4

Backlight

Cycle through backlight modes with Fn + F10:

  1. Wave displays a left to right flowing rainbow gradient.
  2. Alpha displays a right to left flowing alpha wave.
  3. Tetris shows a snake moving from the top left to the bottom right which stacks up the rows as you type.
  4. Colour cycle cycles through all the keys through the colours of the rainbow continuously.
  5. Rain drop shows a random colour on each of a random set of keys each cycle. Decreasing the speed decreases the rate of fading out, not fading in.
  6. Circle ripple shows a ripple out effect in a random colour for each pressed key.
  7. Random reactive behaves similarly to rain drop, but only when a key is pressed.
  8. Aurora highlights the row in the configured colour when keys are pressed.
  9. Reactive behaves like random reactive, except keys are highlighted in the configured colour when pressed.
  10. Breath cycles between fading all keys to the specified colour and off again.
  11. Always backlit sets a static backlight colour.
  12. Never backlit turns the backlight off.

Holding Fn and F10 for three seconds disables the backlight.

All have speed modifiers:

  • Increase with Fn +
  • Decrease with Fn +

Effects 8 through 11 also support colour modifiers:

  • Adjust the red colour channel with Fn + F5
  • Adjust the green colour channel with Fn + F6
  • Adjust the blue colour channel with Fn + F7
  • Erase all three colour channels with Fn + F8
  • Select from a colour palette by pressing Fn + Space

Lock indicators

The brightness of the lock indicator lights in the upper-right of the keyboard can be adjusted with Fn + AltGr + and Fn + AltGr + .

Customisation modes

There are two customisation modes (CM1 and CM2) that define their own colour and zones:

  • CM1:
    • Enable it with Fn + F11
    • Record with Fn + PrtSc
  • CM2:
    • Enable it with Fn + F12
    • Record with Fn + Pause

During recording, set the desired colour (displayed on the Caps Lock key) first:

  • Adjust the red colour channel with Caps Lock + F5
  • Adjust the green colour channel with Caps Lock + F6
  • Adjust the blue colour channel with Caps Lock + F7
  • Select from a colour palette by pressing Fn + Space
  • Erase all light colours with Caps Lock + F8
  • End recording with + Scroll Lock

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