[SOLVED] Keyboard Automation Software to Replace iCUE's

Spielwurfel

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Hello

I'm looking for a software to replace iCUE specifically to make use of the extra keys / macro keys from my Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT. I'm looking for one that can launch applications using these extra keys, preferably that is free. I found this FastKeys but it simply doesn't recognize the extra keys (G1 to G6). I asked on the software forum and I got this confirmation that it doesn't work.

My issue is that iCUE takes a lot of resources, 2,31 GB from my small SSD, around 400 MB of memory while it isn't doing anything on the background and even around 2% of CPU time also by doing anything on the background. iCUE must be opened in order for the application launch function to work, it's not available to load into the keyboard hardware memory. The alternative I tried, that can be saved on the keyboard so then I can close iCUE forever was to create a macro that opens the Start Menu and searches for the application and press Enter to launch it. It worked well with some applications but not with other (sometimes the search function suggests a web search, sometimes it suggest the software itself. Not to mention that saving on hardware is very buggy, I need to add delays to allow the search to be completed, but when I save in the keyboard, the delay times scramble up randomly. Not to mention that this macro method is already kind of a scketchy alternative.

I'd appreciate anyone's suggestions.

Thanks and Regards
 
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you won't find any.
there are many applications out there that through Windows can change standard keyboard keys,
but these added keys are proprietary Corsair buttons that need iCUE to be defined.

have had similar issue with many Corsair products;
headset that wouldn't allow for 3rd party software to use it's virtual surround unless iCUE was running,
mouse that would constantly lose defined extra buttons randomly and iCUE would have to be launched again for them to reset,
LEDs that would also randomly reset to ugly *ss rainbow patterns until iCUE was launched again.
part of their design seems to be to make users keep their software open at all times, probably so they can try and track preferences, and possibly deeper information, and...
you won't find any.
there are many applications out there that through Windows can change standard keyboard keys,
but these added keys are proprietary Corsair buttons that need iCUE to be defined.

have had similar issue with many Corsair products;
headset that wouldn't allow for 3rd party software to use it's virtual surround unless iCUE was running,
mouse that would constantly lose defined extra buttons randomly and iCUE would have to be launched again for them to reset,
LEDs that would also randomly reset to ugly *ss rainbow patterns until iCUE was launched again.
part of their design seems to be to make users keep their software open at all times, probably so they can try and track preferences, and possibly deeper information, and use it for development and advertisement.

your best option is to get a decent sized drive for your OS and/or applications where this small <3GB isn't an issue and get enough memory that this tiny bit isn't a hassle to be in use.
or get a different keyboard with true onboard memory functions.
 
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