Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard AW768 User`s Guide

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard
AW768
User’s Guide
Regulatory Model: AW768
Notes, cautions, and warnings
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better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss
of data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
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their respective owners.
2017 – 07 Rev. A00
Contents
What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setting up your gaming keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Alienware Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installing Alienware Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using the Alienware Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Configuring the Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuring the Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Configuring the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using your gaming keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Statutory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Limited warranty and return polices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
For U.S. customers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
For European, Middle Eastern, and African customers: . . . . . . . .17
For non-U.S. customers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
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What’s in the box
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1 keyboard
2 documents
NOTE: The documents that shipped with the gaming keyboard may
vary based on your region.
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Features
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Feature
Functionality
1 Programmable macro keys (15)
Allows you to add a custom
keystroke for each macro key with
software recording. To change the
functionality of each macro key, see
Alienware Control Center.
2 Mutimedia key and volume
roller
Mute key to mute the speaker,
scroll up the volume roller to
increase the volume and scroll
down to decrease the volume.
3 Three-angle adjustable feet
Allows you to customize the tilts to
three different angles.
4 Alienhead logo
Load custom lighting effect for
the Alienhead logo. To change the
lighting effect of the Alienhead
logo, see Alienware Control Center.
5 Alienfx tron lighting
Load custom lighting effect for the
Alienfx tron lighting. To change the
lighting effect of the Alienhead
logo, see Alienware Control Center.
This USB gaming keyboard with iconic Alienware aesthetics, 15 programmable
macro key functions, mechanical-switch keys, and a zone-based backlight is
your gateway to gaming glory.
Some additonal features of this keyboard include:
• Iconic Alienware design with AlienFX 16.8M RGB 13 zone-based lighting
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Brown-mechanical keys
Tested for durability to a 50 million cycle life
50g actuation force
60g tactile force
1.9mm actuation distance
4mm total travel distance
Less than 5ms bounce time (during actuation speed of 0.4 m/s)
1000 Hz (1ms) polling rate
Anti-Ghosting and N-key rollover on all keys
All programmable keys
256kb onboard memory
Braided nylon cable
Optional palm rest (sold separately)
Increased control and accuracy
Smooth, responsive game play:
Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover on all keys, and mechanical switches with 50
million keyboard life cycle, onboard memory, and 15 programmable macro key
functions with on-the-fly recording means your keyboard lives longer while you
increase your kill speed with improved keystroke rates and accuracy.
Bring a competitive edge to every game:
Mechanical-brown switches are designed with all gamers in mind—from novice
to expert. They deliver solid tactile feedback with low actuation force and low
click noise. Plus multimedia keys mean you have even more shortcuts at your
disposal—like a dedicated audio roller.
Quick actuation and comfortable typing
Mechanical switches and N-key rollover on all keys and ergonomic comfort
will keep you gaming for longer. Amp up the comfort even more with three
adjustable feet angles and the optional magnetically attached palm rest.
6 │ Features
Setting up your gaming keyboard
1. Connect your keyboard to the USB port on your computer.
2. Download and install the Alienware Control Center. See Alienware
Control Center.
NOTE: You can use your gaming keyboard as a dektop keyboard
without install the Alienware Control Center.
7 │ Setting up your gaming keyboard
Alienware Control Center
You can customize the buttons on your keyboard, change lighting effects, and so
on, using the Alienware Control Center.
Installing Alienware Control Center
To install the Alienware Control Center:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Go to www.dell.com/support/drivers.
3.Click View products.
4.Click Electronics & Accesories.
5.Click Mice, Keyboards & Wireless Touchpads.
6.Click Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard – AW768.
7.Click Drivers & downloads.
8.Scroll down the page and expand Alienware Control Center.
9.Click Download.
10.Save the file.
11. After the download is complete, open the file and follow the instructions
on the screen to install the Alienware Control Center.
8 │ Alienware Control Center
Using the Alienware Control Center
1. Double-click on the Alienware Control Center icon on your desktop to
open the application. If your device is not attached, you will be prompted
to connect an Alienware accesory to begin.
2. Plug in your Alienware accessory to the USB port on your computer.
9 │ Using the Alienware Control Center
Configuring the Lighting
The Lighting tab allows you to customize the lighting effects on the Alienhead
logo and AlienFX tron lighting.
10 │ Using the Alienware Control Center
Configuring the Macros
The Macros tab allows you to customize the keystrokes for the macro keys.
11 │ Using the Alienware Control Center
Configuring the Settings
The Settings tab allows you to change the basic settings for your keyboard.
12 │ Using the Alienware Control Center
Using your gaming keyboard
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Keys
User action
Keyboard behavior
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Macro toggle/
record macro
Press this key once to
toggle between the
macro sets.
Press and hold this
key for more than
three seconds start
the macro recording
process.
Opens the Alienware
Control Center to start
macro recording.
2
Fn Lock
Press FN + Fn Lock
Locks the F1 to F12 media
control functions
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Game Mode
(disable
Windows key)
Press FN + F1
Disables the Windows key
function
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Profiles stored
on-board
Press FN + F3 once to
cycle
Allows you to store three
sets of profiles or lighting
configurations.
5
Launch the
Alienware
Control Center
Press FN + F4
Launches the Alienware
Control Center and opens
the Theme Manager tab.
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Keyboardbacklight
adjustment
Press FN + F5
Press FN + F6
FN + F5 decreases the
keyboard-backlight
intensity.
FN + F6 increases the
keyboard-backlight
intensity.
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Ambient-light
adjustment
Press FN + F7
Press FN + F8
FN + F7 decreases the
ambient light on your
keyboard.
FN + F8 decreases the
intensity of ambient light
strip.
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Media playback
Press FN + F9
Press FN + F10
Press FN + F11
Press FN + F12
FN + F9 Play previous
track or chapter
FN + F10 Play/Pause
FN + F11 Stop
FN + F12 Play next track or
chapter
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Mute
Press the mute key
Mutes the speaker
10
Volume control
Scroll the volume
roller up or down
Scroll up the volume roller
to increase the volume and
scroll down to decrease the
volume.
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Alienhead
Press the Alienhead
Press the Alienhead to turn
off/turn on the keyboard
lighting for both the
Alienhead and AlienFx.
12
FN toggle
Press and hold FN +
F1 to F12
Toggle different FN
functions from F1 to F12
14 │ Using your gaming keyboard
Troubleshooting
Problems
Possible solutions
Keyboard is not
functioning
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Keyboard lighting •
is off
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You need more
information
in using the
Alienware Control
Center features
Unplug the keyboard and plug it back in to the USB
port on your computer.
Plug the keyboard to another USB port.
Restart the system.
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Press the Alienhead button on the keyboard. Ensure
that the light is on on the keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard and plug it back in to the USB
port on your computer.
Plug the keyboard to another USB port.
Restart the system.
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Open the Alienware Control Center.
Click on the Settings
icon.
Click on the About tab.
Click Launch Help.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
The gaming
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keyboard is
not functioning
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based on the
configuration
selected in the
Alienware Control
Center
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Ensure the Alienware Control Center is running on
your computer.
Open the Alienware Control Center and ensure that
the configuration for your gaming keyboard is set
properly and saved.
Specifications
General
Model number
AW768
Connection type
USB
Supported operating systems
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Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 10
Electrical
Operating voltage
5V
Operating power current
Maximum up to 700mA
Physical Characteristics
Height
33.5 mm (
0.5mm); 53.5mm with feet
Length
450 mm (
0.5mm)
Width
172 mm (
0.5mm)
Weight
1400g (
10g)
Environmental
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
Storage temperature
-40°C to 65°C
Operating humidity
90% maximum relative humidity, non
condensing
Storage humidity
90% maximum relative humidity, non
condensing
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Statutory Information
Warranty
Limited warranty and return polices
Dell-branded products carry a 1-year limited hardware warranty. If purchased
together with a Dell system, it will follow the system warranty.
For U.S. customers:
This purchase and your use of this product are subject to Dell’s end user
agreement, which you can find at Dell.com/terms. This document contains a
binding arbitration clause.
For European, Middle Eastern, and African customers:
Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable
national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that
you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and
Dell’s end user contract terms.
Dell may also provide an additional hardware warranty—full details of the Dell
end user contract and warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com,
selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the “home” page and
then clicking the “terms and conditions” link for the end user terms or the
“support” link for the warranty terms.
For non-U.S. customers:
Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable
national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that
you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and
Dell’s warranty terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warranty
—full details of Dell’s warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com,
selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the “home” page and
then clicking the “terms and conditions” link or the “support” link for the
warranty terms.
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