01-19-2009 07:12 PM
Purchased the G13. Looks, feels, and generally performs very nicely. I may be the only one out there, but I do wish the G-keys were offset in the same manner as a QWERTY, but I'm adjusting.
Having a problem and need assistance.
I use in-game macros (and will transition to macros on the G13) to perform different things when modifier keys (shift, alt, ctrl, or combination) are used. As an illustration: Push T on my KB and Spell-A goes off. Push Shift+T and Spell-B goes off. Other spells exist for Cntl+T and Alt+T, but let's keep it simple: Spell-A (no modifier) and Spell-B (modifier).
Using simple Assign Keystroke ... configurations with the G-series Key Profiler, I chose to assign G12 to T and G22 to Shift. G12 results in Spell-A. Super! However, holding G22 down and then hitting G12 does not result in Spell-B. I do get Spell-A. I have tried other keys for the Shift bind, but haven't found a successful combination.
How can I program a G-key to act as a modifier that will chord or combine with the press of another key to trigger Shift+ events?
Thanks for your help.
01-22-2009 08:49 AM - edited 01-22-2009 08:52 AM
When I first set up my G13, I did the same thing you did. I set my G20 key as the shift modifier.
My in-game macro works just fine. When I hold down shift(G20) the game acts as if I'm holding the shift key, and I can cast "Spell-B"
You might want to check your keybinding in World of Warcraft and make sure that the Shift-T combination isn't being used be a different function.
Edit: I just noticed that you mentioned transitioning macros to your G13 keyboard. I don't know how the G13 handles key modifiers, because I just set my macros up in the game and have the G13 press the actionbar button.
When you set the shift modifier as one of the keys on the G13, it appears to WoW that you're pressing the shift key, just as though you were using a classic keyboard. Macros on the G13 may not be able to understand key modifier functions as the game does.
05-13-2011 09:42 AM - edited 05-13-2011 10:16 AM
I always put the shift/ctrl/alt modifiers on my mouse. It makes it a lot easier for my left fingers to press the hotkeys when it's not having to press shift/ctrl/alt.
Another method I use is to have the mouse keys on the side change the M page. I'll usually setup the M pages to handle ctrl or shift presses, depending on the page. This also let's me use the first page with more hotkeys, and put menus and stuff on the 2nd or 3rd M page.