The SkipPad can be configured for different keys pressed and has a lot of LED modes to choose from. There are two methods to configure these settings. You can access the setup interface through the YTC SkipPad Config Utility or through the COM port in other software like PuTTY or Termite.
Both methods require setting the SkipPad into Setup Mode.
- Set the SkipPad into Setup Mode by holding any button on the SkipPad while plugging it into the computer.
- Ensure you’re in setup mode by testing if the keypad still types. If it does not, the SkipPad has entered Setup Mode successfully, and you can move to Method 1 or 2 for configuration.
Method 1 (easiest):
Download the newest version of the SkipPad Config Utility.
Run the downloaded file – the connecting window should show up.
Make sure your SkipPad is in the setup mode and click the Connect button. After a few seconds, the app should successfully connect to your keypad and the main configuration window should show up.
Notice: If your keypad’s firmware version is too old to function with the app, it will prompt you to flash the newest version. Simply follow the app’s instructions to update your firmware in a few clicks. For more information, see Updating.
The main window has two sections – key mapping and LED settings. You can now configure each settings according to your preferences and hit Save to send them to your keypad. For what each settings does, see the Settings page.
Method 2 (backwards compatible):
Locate which serial port your SkipPad is on through Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT).
Connect to the COM port mentioned (mine is COM4).
Press any key, and you should see the menu pop up.
When your entered settings are satisfactory, press “0” until the setup menu says “Leaving configuration menu… Ready to use! o/.”
Your keypad should be set up and ready to use.
For what each setting does, see Settings.
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