Huntsman Mini locked default Hypershift key bindings for remapping?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by PeterTranHuynh, Feb 26, 2021.

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Is this issue a deal breaker for you as well?

  1. Yup

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Nope

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. PeterTranHuynh

    PeterTranHuynh New Member

    Recently, I just acquired a new Razer Huntsman Mini and love the new revised optical linear switches. Compared to traditional mechanical linear switches, I really enjoy the easier/quicker actuation with that improved dampening. It is well improved and really felt like Razer was listening to the critiques of the previous optical linear switch faults.

    After a firmware update, everything was playing nice with Windows. Initially there was an issue with Windows Explorer crashing on startup with the Mini was plugged in. It was also crashed on every instance the Mini was plugged it after startup as well. More information on that issue resolution can be found here: https://insider.razer.com/index.php?threads/huntsman-mini-broke-my-windows.65606/page-12#post-734349

    Now, I'm left with another conundrum software-wise. Typically, I would remap my Caps Lock to be an additional function key (Hypershift key in this case) and remap Fn+WASD for arrows and the surrounding keys for additional navigation, such as Home, End, Page Up/Down.
    However, it looks like Razer Synapses 3 is blocking the ability to remap any default Hypershift key bindings, meaning that over half of the keys on the Huntsman Mini are locked out for customization. This is essentially a deal breaker for me, since this leaves me with the inability to fully remap the keys needed for my typical workflow.

    This sort of leaves me with primarily two choices at this point:
    - Hold out in hopes that there will be an update within the future that will allow for more customization with regards to those Hypershift key bindings
    - Return the Huntsman Mini in favor for an alternative that allows for my specific use case.

    Has there been word out on if this issue is being looked at?
     
  2. PeterTranHuynh

    PeterTranHuynh New Member

  3. ewolff

    ewolff New Member

    Thanks for pointing this out! This is a deal breaker for me. With a 60% keyboard I need the ability to remap the Fn / Hypershift layer because there are just not enough keys. So I will look for a different keyboard. I have a Blade, Mamba, Goliathus and Blackwidow and truly enjoy them - too bad I need to look somewhere else.
     
  4. Same here... So disappointing
     
  5. razer_hater

    razer_hater New Member

    I found out a way to manually edit a profile file, and turns out it IS possible to remap the default hypershift functions! When you export a profile in Synapse, you can actually edit an .xml file containing all key mappings and then import an edited file. I can upload a profile file with wasd arrow keys if someone needs it.
     
  6. akil_nasser

    akil_nasser New Member

    Would you mind uploading it? I think if I can use the Fn+WASD for direction and Ctrl+Fn+WASD for Hm/Ed/Pu/Pd this keyboard stands a chance to convert this full size keyboard user. Why oh why hasn't Razer brought out a TKL with these majestic keys.
     
  7. razer_hater

    razer_hater New Member

    Sorry, I ended up returning it. With 7zip or similar you can open the profile file as an archive and then edit the file with the mappings. Takes some trial and error to find the correct key ID's though.
     
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