Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 03-06-2008
Provided by: Razer
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Software

Installing the drivers and software for the Lycosa is just like any other program, so I will bypass the installation process.


Here we see the Lycosa software GUI. At the top, we find options that control the key back light, which is also present on the keyboard via a touch-sensitive panel (more on that in a bit). We can also select the default media player options here (Windows Media Player, WinAmp, etc.).

At the bottom, we find the profile selector. You can have up to 10 custom profiles, which are switchable on-the-fly. Multiple profiles are useful if you play many different games or have to share your computer others.

The macro key functions are a bit unique on this keyboard. Most boards on the market have a separate bank of keys used to store macros. The Lycosa doesn't - you can only reprogram the keys that are on a "standard" keyboard. To do so, simply select which key you want to program (in the screenshot, I have highlighted the F1 key, which in turn becomes red).


Once you click a key to reconfigure, the macro key function menu will open at the bottom, allowing you to either record your own macro (limited to 16 keystrokes), select from a list of pre-defined commands (cut, paste, etc.) or launch a program. You can select different macro behaviors, such as having the function perform once, repeat while the key is pressed or repeat until the next key is pressed. You can also control the delay between recorded keystroke macros.

Everything else in the Lycosa options menu is pretty self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with those details.


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