[RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT] Rainbow in the dark

Discussion in 'Razer Synapse 3 Beta' started by Razer_TheFiend, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Less than one month since our last major patch, we're back with another update. The next patch was only supposed to go out in late-Q1, but ever since the January update, we have had a big influx of support tickets that wrecked our support inboxes with requests asking for a dark theme. So, the Synapse engineering team came in clutch to be the savior of our support teams, shuffled around things around on the to-do list and made an intermediate release.

    Here's what you will find in this latest release :

    Dark Theme - It's finally here. You can choose the dark theme after installing the latest update from the user menu (gear icon on the top right). Thanks for all the feedback and your patience.

    New devices - We've only had a handful of days since the release less than a month ago, so we haven't been able to complete the work on too many devices... but we did managed to squeeze in 2 mice for this intermediate release. Synapse 3 now supports :

    - Deathadder Elite (including special editions)
    - Mamba Tournament Edition

    (The support list Synapse 3 webpage will be updated soon with these two devices. Rest assured, the support for these devices is already LIVE at the time of my post).

    Ability to bind Lighting Profiles to Games/Apps - Head over to the "Profiles" tab where you will see an option bind your Chroma studio lighting profiles to specific games and applications to allow auto-switching based on foreground application.

    Import/Export of Chroma Studio profiles - Chroma Studio now allows import/export of lighting profiles. A Chroma workshop section to for submission and download of community-generated profiles for Synapse 3 will be added soon. Please do note that Synapse 2 lighting profiles are not compatible with Synapse 3 because of different architecture.

    Chroma Studio navigation/UI improvements - Pointing to an LED shows the currently applied effects to that LED. We have also added keyboard/mouse shortcuts for more intuitive navigation (full list of shortcuts can be found in the bottom left of Chroma studio).

    Easy macro-binding workflow - Macros can be assigned to a specific profile and key/button with a simple workflow inside Macro module itself now, and doesn't require going to individual device pages and switching to the target profile.

    Bug fixes
    - Last but by no means least, we've fixed over 300 bugs of varying magnitude, including speculative fixes (keyword being speculative) for corner cases where Synapse would sometimes not start-up, crash or behave in weird ways. Credits to all users who reported bugs through the beta feedback section and sent in their logs to help with the investigation.

    Also, did I mention it has dark theme now, so you can have your rainbow in the dark?


    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  2. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    As always, I can't talk about possibility or schedule of support for specific legacy devices. This is because Synapse 3 has a different architecture and all legacy devices require brand new drivers. They weren't designed for Synapse 3 and we can't guarantee every legacy device would work flawlessly with Synapse 3's architecture/feature-set.

    Preview of next patch, hopefully in early Q2 (no promises on dates yet) :
    • Focus on performance improvements - start-up speed, UI navigation speed and resource usage.
    • Yet more devices, including more mice that were originally planned for the late-Q1 patch.
    • Ability to use a single keybind to switch both the lighting profile and device profile.
    • Classified features which were planned for the late-Q1 patch and didn't make it in this release.

    We're also constantly fixing bugs and making improvements to the features based on the community's inputs, so please do continue to share your feedback with us (regarding both bugs and features) using the Beta feedback icon in Synapse 3 dashboard. And while I can't guarantee if and when we can implement every feature request, we read and try to fulfill all requests to the best of our abilities (My current to-do shortlist is at 84 items and growing).

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
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  3. Wontollaz

    Wontollaz Active Member

    Cool Deathadder Elite support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks
  4. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Now the last product I need to go to Synapse 3 is the Kraken 7.1 V2, I don't mind waiting though ;).
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  5. treben

    treben New Member

    Thank you for the hard work. Happy to see the Mamba TE supported. Hopefully the Blackwidow X Chroma TE will be supported in the next version.
  6. Wontollaz

    Wontollaz Active Member

    And dark theme of course!!!.
  7. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    Another excellent update, thank you so much!
  8. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I had the same issue.
    Go into windows and search for the 'Apps and Features' Page. Look up Synapse 3 (Or find it), and click the uninstall button. It should come up with a window that asks if you want to uninstall, modify or repair. Click the 'Repair' button, and let it do its thing. It should ask for you to restart the PC when it is done reinstalling Synapse, and just do that and you should be all set.

    If none of that shows up or doesn't work, uninstall Synapse 3 fully and then reinstall it from the site again.
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  9. pdoherty

    pdoherty New Member

    I wasn't able to delete my post in time! I uninstalled Synapse 2 and it fixed it on my end!
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  10. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    Also pdoherty, if you haven't already, try unplugging the device, waiting a few moments, and plugging it back in.
  11. Grimmwor

    Grimmwor Active Member

    Awesome sauce ;-)
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  12. S7ORM3X

    S7ORM3X New Member

    wow. Finally !!
  13. PalZer0

    PalZer0 Member

    Huzzah for dark theme (I think that was my first feature request)!
  14. th3r4pt0r

    th3r4pt0r Member

    Woot woot! Dark theme for Synapse 3! :cool_:
  15. patchesonhand

    patchesonhand New Member

    Much easier on the eyes, and goes well with Cortex now :)

    FINALLY! THANK YOU! Works beautifully! It's even smart enough to switch profiles back after exiting the game/app :)
  16. radioCyclamenbook293

    radioCyclamenbook293 Active Member

    Hey, just wanted to report that after creating two custom chroma profiles/effects for Deathadder Elite and selecting each one of them to a different profiles causes all profiles to apply only one chroma effect. It's kinda irritating, you can't set different chroma effect to chroma profile :slightly_sad:
  17. Razer_TheFiend

    Razer_TheFiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hello. This is the expected behavior. The profile structure is different in Synapse 3 (as compared to Synapse 2).

    Device profiles and Chroma Studio lighting profiles are completely independent. This is because Chroma Studio contains the configuration for all Chroma devices inside a single profile. This means that a Chroma Studio profile can't logically be stored as a part of any single device profile.

    After today's update, users already have the option to either manually switch lighting profile (using keybinds) or automatically switch lighting profiles (based on games/apps). If there are any specific use-cases that these options don't address, do let us know and we'll see how we can address them.
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