X-keys Software Programming for Windows
X-keys ® MacroWorks 3.1 (MW3.1)
Our most popular programming software, MW3.1 supports all features on all current X-keys. We recommend it for most X-keys users. We also offer
X-keys Basic Setup, a programming utility recommended for system implementers and OEMs. Not sure which program best suits your requirements? Please go here: HelpMeChoose.html.
Send keystrokes and macros to any application
Open directories, folders, or files
Use the same key to send different commands depending upon the application
Combine multiple mouse, keyboard, and special functions on the same key
Program Hardware Mode keyboard and mouse commands
Create and print paper key legends
Create and edit custom scripts with Script Editor
Change backlighting settings
Change USB Endpoints
New in this Version
Larger range coordinates for mouse absolute function
New default scripts for XK-3 Switch Interface and KVM version
ListContainsApp() changes. The .Contains is too generic. Make exact compare, this is the photo.exe and photoshop.exe thing. New RC files with the XKLabels section removed.
New RC files for several products. Removed the XKLabels section which was causing issues in the legend maker mode with key sizes.
Changes to toolStripMenuItemCopy_Click and toolStripMenuItemPaste_Click for the whole key copy paste.
Operating Requirements for MacroWorks 3.1
Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista (32 or 64 bit) or Windows XP (32 bit only)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
X-keys Basic Setup
Recommended for system implementers and OEMs. Supports Hardware Mode programming on all XK series X-keys. Not sure which program best suits your requirements? Please go here:
For more information on X-keys Basic Setup,
MacroWorks 3.1 Video Tutorials
The MW3.1 help files also offer instructions for programming both basic and advanced macros. Answers to most programming questions will be found in one or both of these sources. Please check them first. If you do not find the answers, please contact
A Quick Tour of MacroWorks 3.1
Here we give you a quick look around with brief explanations of the major features in MW3.1
MacroWorks 3.1 Text Feature
An in-depth look at the Text feature including capturing Unicode characters and symbols. How to program keys with both text and Unicode symbols.
MacroWorks 3.1 Keystroke Feature
How to capture keystrokes including modifier keys. Explanation of the Automatic Separation of Up and Downstrokes option. How to program a custom Paint Bucket key for Sketchup.
MacroWorks 3.1 Shortcuts Feature
How to drag and drop shortcuts to keys. How to program a custom key to login to a secure site
MacroWorks 3.1 SPAM Killer Key
How to program an X-keys key to tag SPAM in Outlook.