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Questions about ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Keyboard

Aelon
Level 7
- In dedicated support page there exists 3 different firmware updates:

v1.07
v1.08
and v1.09 <-- This claims that it fixes the BIOS problem. (Unable to enter BIOS by pressing DEL key)

However I noticed that only the second version, v1.08 fixes the BIOS problem. Otherwise the latest and the first firmware update doesn't fix the BIOS problem.
Altough my computer's mainboard is rather an old one: "GIGABYTE X58A-UD5 (Rev 1) mainboard"

- "Gaming Mode" which is activated by pressing FN + F12 buttons only works if NKRO is also activated.
For example, if I deactivate NKRO while Gaming Mode is active (That is, the "G" light still ON) Windows Button also works.
Is this intended ?

- Yes it is possible to record and assign On-The-Fly macros by only using the keyboard but is there also a way to be able to deactivate or delete those macros that we have created by only using keyboard again ?
(So far the only solution I found is deleting the macros by the help of Strix Software that we have to install on the computer.)

- The Quick Start Guide seems to have irrelevant or wrong information about Strix Software. Any plans to update guide ?


As long as I am concerned, these are not serious problems for me. I LOVE and use this keyboard without any problem and hope to plan to use it for a very long time.
It's built like a tank, and I really like the orange theme, the macro buttons and their positions. I use the macro buttons under space bar with my left hand's thumb very frequently while gaming. In my opinion, making those macro buttons under the space bar having Cherry MX switches would be better. But oh well...

I am just surprised that a leading corporation like ASUS makes some careless little mistakes when developing this awesome keyboard. I guess in time you lost some integrity or focus in your corporation at least when developing this product.

My first computer's mainboard (in 1997) was an ASUS TX-97XE mainboard, my current monitor is an ASUS VS239HV, my current mouse is an ASUS ROG Gladius, and my current graphics card is an ASUS R7 265. Heck I also have an ASUS EEE Pc purchased like 5 years ago and I deliberately wanted it to be an ASUS brand EEE PC. You can almost call me an ASUS fanboy and ASUS products are my number 1 choice when it comes buying hardware for my custom computer setup.
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why i cant use my macros setup for dota 2, please help me

globalist wrote:
Guys, users of this keyboard, have you been able to actually DELETE/unassign an on-the-fly hardware macro? I mean the one you can set up via FN + Alt/Macro Record in Hardware mode?

I have set up one of these and now I am unable to switch the keyboard to proper Software mode - I mean it IS using my software-mode macros as well, but it is completely ignoring me assigning one of them to this particular key where the HW-mode macro is set up.

Can anyone kindly advise here?

Oh, and how stupid is it that you cannot use keys such as Enter in SW-mode macros? If I could I wouln't use HW mode at all. Or, conversely, if HW mode functioned properly, I wouldn't need to use SW mode I guess.

And my last question: What is the Macro Cover toggle in the Strix Software window? It's not documented anywhere, what does it do?

Thanks!


It's a to support this accessory has my post indicates the toggle however does nothing and the cover makes it impossible to use the Fn key, so not really missing anything.

Aelon
Level 7
I just noticed that ASUS released a new firmware for this keyboard few days ago (29 March 2016).

I downloaded and applied new firmware. Thankfully this time it fixed the "Gaming Mode" issue when NKRO not enabled.

Oh and there is also a new updated version of Strix Software.

Aelon wrote:
I just noticed that ASUS released a new firmware for this keyboard few days ago (29 March 2016).

I downloaded and applied new firmware. Thankfully this time it fixed the "Gaming Mode" issue when NKRO not enabled.

Oh and there is also a new updated version of Strix Software.


Thanks for the heads up!

Although, I have to say this is typical Asus, mangling the customer experience with their inept communication skills again:

1. I reported my HW-mode macro issue to them and asked them if there is a new software/firmware planned. They never told me there was one just around the corner.

2. The new 1.09.07 utility is called "Canix_Feline_V1_09_07" instead of "Strix_Software_V1.09.07"?

3. The new firmware has the version number 1.08.06 whereas the previous one is 1.09?

With that said, I'm happy to report that the issues that I've reported with the HW-mode macro are now fixed. Not sure whether it was the FW or SW update that fixed it. The SW is still a buggy mess though - many things wrong or not working properly, like renaming profiles, etc.

globalist
Level 7
WTF? The Software mode now does not record the Enter keys? WTF is this mess Asus?

Edit: OK it does record them, but the Macro does not play them unless the Strix app is closed. This is really mind-boggling.

Marcello_S
Level 7
Sorry if I'm posting in an old thread, but it seems to fit my problem without posting a new thread for it. I have this keyboard since 3 years, macros never worked as they should, even if I link to a macro a program to launch and pressing that macro, the program simply won't start.

I updated the BIOS and software, executing a clean install but nothing. Macro only worked for a short time and then nothing. I am pretty disappointed with this keyboard, altough has a very good build quality, it lacks where its selling point hit the most: macro functionality.

Marcello.S wrote:
Sorry if I'm posting in an old thread, but it seems to fit my problem without posting a new thread for it. I have this keyboard since 3 years, macros never worked as they should, even if I link to a macro a program to launch and pressing that macro, the program simply won't start.

I updated the BIOS and software, executing a clean install but nothing. Macro only worked for a short time and then nothing. I am pretty disappointed with this keyboard, altough has a very good build quality, it lacks where its selling point hit the most: macro functionality.


Have you already tried the latest version (v1.08.08 with FW v43)?
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Accessory/Keyboard_Mouse/StrixTacticPro_fwupdate_10808_V43_20160921...

Marcello_S
Level 7
Yes I tried, unfortunately the macro keys are messed up. If I assign to M1 a program to launch, the keyboard starts to type a macro combination that I assigned long ago.
So basically my keyboard is somehow refusing to register new macro keys assignement and is stuck with M1 (even though in the software the M1 is not assigned to a macro combination) typing that macro combination.

Oddly enough if I assign that macro combination to another macro key, this won't work.

Bahz
Level 13
You should try to delete and reset all the profiles. Also maybe try uninstalling software then use CC Cleaner to clean the registry before reinstalling.