[FAQ] Additional V Keyboard instructions

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#1

Hi everyone!

Vs are shipped with a quick guide how to use your keyboard, but we wanted you to have a practical video showing some of the basic functions of the V wireless keyboard. Here you go:

But we didn’t stop there, here are the basic functions and some extra:

Fn Lock

  • You can toggle your function row, from functions shown on the key, to F1 through F12 functions by pressing Fn+Esc
  • This also toggles arrow keys and delete key at the moment. We are working on a solution to keep “delete” and arrow keys functions when Fn Lock is activated

Keyboard backlight functions

  • Press F10 to change the keyboard backlight brightness
  • Press Fn+V to change the keyboard backlight color

Bluetooth mode

  1. How to switch to BT mode:
    After detaching keyboard from the tablet host, the keyboard will sleep automatically. To enter BT mode:
    Press Ctrl+F12(BT button) to turn on BT, backlight will flash once, and the LED light will turn on as blue for 3 seconds.

  2. For turning off BT:
    Press Ctrl+F12 again will turn off BT, and the back light will flash twice

How to pair BT to host device

  1. When pairing keyboard to the host for the first time:
    Detach the keyboard from the host and wake up keyboard BT by pressing Ctrl+F12 once. Go to Windows Bluetooth settings and start adding a device. Choose “Bluetooth” and then press F12 for 3-5 seconds, the LED light will flash as one second frequency, meaning the keyboard is in paring status.
    Choose “V Wireless KB” from the list and wait for the keyboard to be paired with the device.

  2. Connecting previously paired keyboard to the host device:
    Detach the keyboard from the host and switch to BT mode as part 1) describes. LED light turns on as blue for 3 seconds, and the keyboard will automatically connect to the device paired before. If the connection is successful, the LED light will turn to green for 5 seconds.

  3. Connecting keyboard to different BT devices
    V keyboard can connect to maximum of 3 different BT devices. After you have connected to the first BT device, you can connect to more BT devices by doing following:

  • Turn on keyboard BT mode by pressing Ctrl+F12 once
  • Press Fn+2 (or Fn+3) to switch the BT device number
  • Press F12 for 3-5 seconds to make keyboard in pairing mode
  • in the target BT device, choose “V Wireless KB” to pair the keyboard
    After steps above, you can press Fn+1/2/3 (when V keyboard is in BT mode) to switch to other paired device.
    Note: If you didn’t do step 2, it will replace the previously paired device.

LED light function description (LED light is close to right arrow key)

  • Red: the keyboard battery is under 40%. When the keyboard connect to the tablet host, LED light will turn on as red.
  • Green: Paring successful, last for 5 seconds then turn off
  • Blue: BT turned on, LED light will turn on as blue for 3 seconds.
    The keyboard is in paring status, LED light will flash as one second frequency, until paring successful or timeout (30 seconds). If timeout, the LED light will turn on as blue until any actions detected from the keys or track pad, then LED will repeat flashing as above.

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#2

#3

Great instructions!

One question: does the Fn-lock remain after a reboot or do you have to reactivate the Fn-lock?


#4

Shouldn’t be Ctrl+F12 to turn BT on instead of Ctrl+F10 as stated?


#5

Thanks, I’ll check what is the latest situation with that.

Thanks for pointing that out. Corrected it :slight_smile:


#6

I did not check, but it should remain - it was at least specified in the specification we sent out :smiley:


#7

Is there an option in the UEFI to set fn as not a toggle key, but so it has to be pressed every time? I largely prefer to press it when I need it than have it toggle (it feels like a caps lock in place of a shift key, which really annoys me).


#8

I believe this is the default behavior, where you have to hold FN and then press F1, F2, etc. I believe the CTRL+ESC toggles switches this, so those keys are now single press and the icons shown are accessed via an FN+ combination.

Please correct me if I’m wrong @reappear


#9

Yes, functions shown on the keys are primary functions, and when you press Fn+Esc it toggles keys to work as F1, F2, F3… and so on.

You can also not to toggle the Fn Lock and use those secondary functions with Fn+key in question.


#10

so the touchpad is also on the keyboard… how do you scoll? Untill now its impossible for me to use those touchpads for scrolling #mousefan


#11

Considering it’s Windows Precision, I’d assume it would be two finger scroll (it works fairly well on my Surface, better than most other computers I’ve used). I do agree that physical scroll wheels are better, compared to a real mouse (not those stupid mice with a touchpad on top) any touchpad is awful. It amazes me that Apple fans like to have a trackpad for their iMac.


#12

Have you ever tried a Mac and its trackpad over a longer period of time. For me it’s much better and more convenient than any mouse (and that’s even true for my 9 year old MacBook)
Sorry for going offtopic :sweat_smile:


#13

I mean the tochpad not on the surface. This one under the keyboard… Dont know whis name it is…


#14

I’ve been using Macs pretty consistently since the original eMacs, and use the trackpads all the time. I hate them. I hate them just the same way I hate any other trackpad. I want physical buttons, I can’t stand tap to click (or the two level click), I want a physical scroll wheel, I want a DPI changing button, I want back and forwards buttons, I want middle mouse click ready to go. I don’t like having gestures (except for a few things, like swiping between virtual desktops) because I’d much prefer key combinations.


#15

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Is that what you’re talking about? I was comparing it to the touchpad on my Microsoft Surface, because they should be mostly the same.


#16

Ok, to each his own. For me there is nothing better than these trackpads. You can rotate a picture, zoom in or out, grab files, go back and forwards, switch to another homescreen and so on. I hope that there will be something similar on a windows device at some point (hopefully the V).
But if you dislike gestures I can accept it.


#17

Yes, thats what I’m talking about… Hm… Okey yes, zooming have funktion, but i mean scrolling anything up and down the Screen. That makes problems… Or the clicking functions from the mouse weel, until now i havn’t found a similar function with the pad


#18

I am using the Windows Precision driver, same as the V. I set the mouse wheel button as a three finger tap, and there is also a three finger swipe and a four finger swipe/tap you could assign to things.


#19

Could you name a side where i can see this gestures? I actual never heared from this


#20

If you’re using windows 10: Go to Settings > Devices > Touchpad. If you have the Precision driver on your laptop, it will say at the top “Your PC has a precision touchpad.” and have all the options listed underneath.