When you first log in to your computer, or when it wakes up from sleep/hibernate mode, it goes into a "boot protocol" known as BIOS mode for Windows/Linux or UEFI mode (or EFI) for Mac.
What is the BIOS?
BIOS (basic input/output system) is a firmware program that comes pre-installed on a personal computer's system board. It is the first software to run when the computer is powered on before the operating system is loaded.
BIOSes or the boot device menus need the keyboard to have 6KRO to be recognized.
The Raise has NKRO. That's why the Raise isn't recognized by some computers when it goes into BIOS mode.
What is NKRO?
NKRO or no key rollover means that if you simultaneously press multiple keys or all keys on the Raise, they will all be registered. 6KRO means that you can only press 6 keys at most at the same time and the 6 keys will be registered.
In the old 0.3.5 version of Bazecor app + Raise Firmware, 6KRO mode could be activated, but this feature had to be removed in Bazecor + Raise firmware version 1.0.0. We're planning to add the feature back in future Bazecor + Raise firmware versions.
If you want to use the 6KRO right now, you can downgrade to 0.3.5:
- We recommend you Backup your layers in Bazecor.
- Download Bazecor 0.3.5 here.
- Install it.
- Update the Raise firmware (you will lose Superkeys, because they aren't compatible with 0.3.5)
- Now you can toggle between 6KRO and NKRO by holding this key combination:
Left Ctrl + Left Shift + Left Alt + 6