Using the HP OMEN Control Software to Customize the Gaming Keyboard on HP Omen 15 Notebook PCs – Howtoshtab – how to, lifehacks, tips and tricks

This video shows how to use the HP OMEN Control software to customize your gaming keyboard. The HP OMEN Control software can manage your keyboard profiles, assign key values, set up keyboard lighting, and use advanced keyboard features. From the Start screen, type HP OMEN Control to open the search charm, then select HP OMEN Control from the list of results. The HP OMEN Control screen opens. Profiles can be customized and saved for a specific game or player. Under Profile, click the plus sign. A new profile named Profile1 appears with a shortcut key combination for launching the profile. Click the right arrow to duplicate the profile, edit the profile name, or delete the profile.

To change the profile name, select Edit name from the dropdown list, then type the new profile name in the Name box. The keyboard has six programmable gaming keys with up to five different settings each. You can create a total of 30 different key combinations when used alone or in combination with the function, control, alt, or shift keys. To change the function of these keys, click Key Assignments on the HP OMEN Control screen. Click the profile you want to change. In the Assignment box, select Click to set next to the key you want to program. Press the key combination you want assigned to that key. The new key combination displays in the Assignment box. The keyboard has programmable, lighted zones that help you press the correct key, even in low light. You can customize the colors of each zone for each gaming profile. The power button customization is available on select models only.

On the HP OMEN Control screen, click Lighting. On the keyboard image, click the lighting zone you want to customize, or use the drop-down menu to select a zone. To change the zone color, click the zone on the keyboard image, or click the color box under the drop-down menu. Select a new color from the color palette, then click OK. Advanced settings allow you to personalize your keyboard further. Click Advanced. In the Advanced settings, you can disable various keys, disable the touchscreen, disable the trackpad, control the fan speed, and assign function key defaults. Select the checkbox next to any functions you want to disable. To reassign a function key, first select the F key, then select the Alternate function for that key. Increase the fan speed by selecting the check box next to Fans at maximum. You can find additional helpful videos at hp.com/supportvideos and on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/howto4u..

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