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Offline merlin64

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QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« on: Wed, 25 April 2018, 18:51:14 »

QMK has a new tool called QMK Configurator! It will allow you to create a keymap for your QMK powered board with 0 lines of coding!! Still lots of work to be done but improving rapidly! If you're having trouble making your keymaps, please do check it out!

Keymap/Hex Creation:
Flashing Tutorial:

Text Guide: https://github.com/mechmerlin/qmk_setup/blob/master/qmk_configurator.md
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 April 2018, 19:02:55 by merlin64 »

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 25 April 2018, 22:04:00 »
Very helpful! This will be useful for my brother who's making his first venture into MKs, specifically into programmable ones (QMK)
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Offline merlin64

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 25 April 2018, 23:59:15 »
Very helpful! This will be useful for my brother who's making his first venture into MKs, specifically into programmable ones (QMK)

Yah!! I'm excited. QMK has always been a giant hurdle for people to jump over! Even as a programmer, my first experience with TMK wasn't very good and the keyboard I built just sat in its box for sometime.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 23:57:57 »
Hi Merlin, I just used this to program my ACR60 build. The tutorials were great and very easy to follow and I had no issues programming my board. Keep up the good work!

Quick question, I wanted to program my Satan GH60 board, but the layout was just 1u keys. Does that mean your configurator won't work on it yet? Do you have a timeline on when it will be supported? Thanks again!

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 22:25:19 »
Hi Merlin, I just used this to program my ACR60 build. The tutorials were great and very easy to follow and I had no issues programming my board. Keep up the good work!

Quick question, I wanted to program my Satan GH60 board, but the layout was just 1u keys. Does that mean your configurator won't work on it yet? Do you have a timeline on when it will be supported? Thanks again!

It should still work, the 1u keys still represents the number of keys available to be programmed. We haven't gotten around to make it pretty yet.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 22:40:57 »
Hi Merlin, I just used this to program my ACR60 build. The tutorials were great and very easy to follow and I had no issues programming my board. Keep up the good work!

Quick question, I wanted to program my Satan GH60 board, but the layout was just 1u keys. Does that mean your configurator won't work on it yet? Do you have a timeline on when it will be supported? Thanks again!

It should still work, the 1u keys still represents the number of keys available to be programmed. We haven't gotten around to make it pretty yet.

Ah that's what I was thinking. Thanks for confirming. I didn't want to mess up my keeb. I'll flash my Satan soon and let you know how it goes. Thanks again for this noob friendly tool!

UPDATE: Flashed my Satan successfully without any issues.
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 June 2018, 23:25:49 by YiZZo »

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:38:38 »
hi, is there anyway to load a hex file and continue edit it?

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 19:11:02 »
hi, is there anyway to load a hex file and continue edit it?

No there is not. To edit keymaps, you can import a previously exported json.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 02:08:54 »
How do I map Caps Lock to two functions?

Tap = Normal Caps Lock
Hold = Ctrl

I read somewhere that I should use MT() but I can't find that in the editor?

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:31:03 »
How do I map Caps Lock to two functions?

Tap = Normal Caps Lock
Hold = Ctrl

I read somewhere that I should use MT() but I can't find that in the editor?

You can find that particular functionality in the Mod Key combinations section of the QMK Configurator. It should be the next section down from the Layer functions. You can hover your mouse over the top right of each key to find out what each one does.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:58:38 »
Thank you, found it and flashed it! :D

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 08:52:35 »
Been configuring my brand new KBD67 for the last couple of days.

When using QMK on my own Linux system, backlight LED commands didn't work, and the caps lock indicator LED also never comes on.  I also had a problem with MT(KC_RALT, KC_APP) on my right alt key.  I've used this before on other keyboards to make right-alt double as a compose key.  On the KBD67 it had an odd side effect, as it registers both Alt and Shift when held down.  That's a problem because one program I use heavily has Ctrl-Alt-S and Ctr-Alt-Shift-S as two completely different commands!

I set up the same thing with the web configurator, and that problem went away!  However, it still didn't get any of my LEDs working.

I tried to download the source, thinking that would let me see what the web tool did differently from my own efforts, but it tried to download a huge zip file (the entire QMK distro?), and then the download always fails.  Not sure if I understood how that is supposed to work.

Got to say the web tool is a lot less work than I went though creating my own keymap source files.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 18:41:57 »
Been configuring my brand new KBD67 for the last couple of days.

When using QMK on my own Linux system, backlight LED commands didn't work, and the caps lock indicator LED also never comes on.  I also had a problem with MT(KC_RALT, KC_APP) on my right alt key.  I've used this before on other keyboards to make right-alt double as a compose key.  On the KBD67 it had an odd side effect, as it registers both Alt and Shift when held down.  That's a problem because one program I use heavily has Ctrl-Alt-S and Ctr-Alt-Shift-S as two completely different commands!

I set up the same thing with the web configurator, and that problem went away!  However, it still didn't get any of my LEDs working.

I tried to download the source, thinking that would let me see what the web tool did differently from my own efforts, but it tried to download a huge zip file (the entire QMK distro?), and then the download always fails.  Not sure if I understood how that is supposed to work.

Got to say the web tool is a lot less work than I went though creating my own keymap source files.

I have the backlight and rgb underglow off by default on that board. I can turn them on for you.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 06:05:14 »
I have the backlight and rgb underglow off by default on that board. I can turn them on for you.

That would be OK, but I am more concerned about the caps lock indicator LED which is something I actually use.

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 15:37:33 »
I have the backlight and rgb underglow off by default on that board. I can turn them on for you.

That would be OK, but I am more concerned about the caps lock indicator LED which is something I actually use.

Is there a solution to this problem yet?
I recently flashed my tada68 using the web tool and just realized the caps lock LED isn't working.

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Re: QMK Configurator - An Easy Way to Make Your Keymaps/Hex
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 17:50:49 »
I have the backlight and rgb underglow off by default on that board. I can turn them on for you.

That would be OK, but I am more concerned about the caps lock indicator LED which is something I actually use.

Is there a solution to this problem yet?
I recently flashed my tada68 using the web tool and just realized the caps lock LED isn't working.

I haven't gotten around to doing it yet.