Are you tired of using the default WASD keys for movement in your favorite games? You may prefer the arrow keys, but your Redragon keyboard doesn’t have them in that arrangement. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
This blog post will guide you through switching the WASD and arrow keys on your Redragon keyboard. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions to make sure you can easily follow along.
By the end of this post, you can customize your Redragon keyboard to suit your gaming needs better. So let’s get started on making those key swaps.
Why Do You Need To Use WASD Keys?
In games, the W, A, S, and D keys serve the same purpose as the Arrow keys. W represents the up arrow, A represents the left arrow, S represents the down arrow, and D represents the right arrow.
Some games use WASD keys as Arrow keys to facilitate access to other operating keys and ensure smooth movement. Some users report that WASD and Arrow keys are switched.
Why Did My Wasd Keys Switch With My Arrow Keys?
Your WASD keys may have switched with your arrow keys due to a change in your keyboard settings. This can happen accidentally when you press certain key combinations or use specific software that changes the default settings.
How To Switch WASD And Arrow Keys Redragon?
Switching WASD and Arrow keys in the Redragon keyboard is a simple task. You can do it easily by following these easy steps.
Plug your keyboard back in, preferably into a different port. In most cases, it will reset any alternative arrow key modes and restore WASD key functionality.
You can find the Fn key on your keyboard. Although not all keyboards have one, most do, and it’s typically found in the lower-left corner. An indicator light usually indicates whether the key has been enabled. Among the keyboard functions enabled by the Fn key is the swapping of WASD keys.
If the Fn + W trick didn’t work, your keyboard might have a different configuration, so you’ll have to experiment a little. There may be different Fn combinations that work. See if any of these swap the keys back:
- Fn + Esc
- Fn + Left Arrow key
- Fn + Windows key (on compatible keyboards)
Manually remap your keys. The keys may need to be remapped manually if none of the keyboard shortcuts work. Most gaming keyboards include software that allows you to remap any key, not just hotkeys. You can still download third-party apps if you don’t have this kind of software on your keyboard. You can customize keys with the Sharpkeys app.
You may also accidentally switch to a keyboard profile where the WASD keys act as directional keys if you have set up gaming keyboard profiles. Ensure you did not accidentally switch to a profile that includes the key swap if your keyboard has gaming profiles set up.
Make sure you check the settings in your games and apps. When you start using some programs, the keys may automatically swap. The menu settings may allow switching to a traditional keyboard setup. Check your web browser for extensions, swapping keys when you don’t want them to.
How To Prevent Wasd Arrow Keys Swapped?
Keep an eye on the shortcuts we mentioned, and note if the Fn key has been accidentally used. Check if your keyboard has switched to a different profile (often shown by indicator lights), and if necessary, disable that profile or know how to switch back quickly. Disable any software settings that automatically swap the WASD keys, too.
When using a mouse and WASD keys simultaneously, gamers find it more comfortable since it keeps their fingers close to other essential keys they may need for different options.
Hold Caps Lock for two seconds after selecting the Fn you want in the software to access the chosen Fn layer. With Caps Lock as Fn1, you can use arrow keys with one hand since you can use WASD while holding Caps Lock.
These keys are most commonly used in computer games to control the player character’s movement. A/D controls left and right strafing, while W/S controls forward and backward. Using WASD accounts for the fact that the arrow keys are not ergonomically designed for use with a right-handed mouse.
Some 60% of keyboards have dedicated arrow keys you can use. If you don’t have dedicated arrow keys, the keyboard will likely have keys that share arrow key functions or key combinations that function as arrow keys. Keys on your keyboard can also be remapped to function as arrow keys.
Customizing your keyboard to suit your gaming preferences is a great way to improve your gaming experience. If you prefer the arrow keys over the default WASD keys, switching them on your Redragon keyboard can be a game-changer. Following the step-by-step instructions outlined in this post, you can easily make the key swaps and enjoy a more comfortable and intuitive gaming setup.